Haven vs Retreat - What's the difference?
Haven is a synonym of retreat.
As nouns the difference between haven and retreat
is that haven
is a harbour or anchorage protected from the sea while retreat
is the act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.
As verbs the difference between haven and retreat
is that haven
is to put into, or provide with a haven while retreat
is to withdraw military forces.
A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
- what shipping and what lading's in our haven
(by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
- their haven under the hill
, date=December 21
, author=Helen Pidd
, title=Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis
, work=the Guardian
, passage=Since its conception, the European Union has been a haven
for those seeking refuge from war, persecution and poverty in other parts of the world.}}
* tax haven
To put into, or provide with a haven.
The act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.
The act of reversing direction and receding from a forward position.
A peaceful, quiet place affording privacy or security.
- In a retreat he outruns any lackey.
- He built his son a house of pleasure, and spared no cost to make a delicious retreat .
A period of retirement, seclusion, or solitude.
A period of meditation, prayer or study.
Withdrawal by military force from a dangerous position or from enemy attack.
A signal for a military withdrawal.
A bugle call or drumbeat signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset, as on a military base.
A military ceremony to lower the flag.
(chess) The move of a piece from a threatened position.
- That pleasing shade they sought, a soft retreat / From sudden April showers, a shelter from the heat.
* religious retreat
To withdraw military forces.