Hideaway vs Retreat - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between hideaway and retreat

is that hideaway is a hiding place, somewhere you can go to get away from other people while retreat is the act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.

As an adjective hideaway

is capable of being stored out of sight when not in use.

As a verb retreat is

to withdraw military forces.

hideaway

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a hiding place, somewhere you can go to get away from other people
  • This weekend, let's find some romantic hideaway on the coast.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Capable of being stored out of sight when not in use.
  • * 1980 , Making of America Project, House Beautiful: Volume 122
  • Furnishings by Stanley Furniture Co. include a trundle bed with hideaway mattress that provides space for two overnight guests.
  • * 2006 , Dr Ben Lerner, Angle of Yaw (page 53)
  • Thomas Jefferson, who held the first United States patent on a hideaway bed, devised a system of elevating and securing the bed to the ceiling.

    retreat

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.
  • * Shakespeare
  • In a retreat he outruns any lackey.
  • The act of reversing direction and receding from a forward position.
  • A peaceful, quiet place affording privacy or security.
  • * L'Estrange
  • He built his son a house of pleasure, and spared no cost to make a delicious retreat .
  • * Dryden
  • That pleasing shade they sought, a soft retreat / From sudden April showers, a shelter from the heat.
  • 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.
  • See also

    * religious retreat

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To withdraw military forces.
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