Hideaway vs Retreat - What's the difference?
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.
a hiding place, somewhere you can go to get away from other people
- This weekend, let's find some romantic hideaway on the coast.
Capable of being stored out of sight when not in use.
* 1980 , Making of America Project, House Beautiful: Volume 122
* 2006 , Dr Ben Lerner, Angle of Yaw (page 53)
- Furnishings by Stanley Furniture Co. include a trundle bed with hideaway mattress that provides space for two overnight guests.
- 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.
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.