Meaning of retraite in English:


Pronunciation /rəˈtrɛt/


  • 1Chiefly in French contexts. The state of being in seclusion, devoting oneself to prayer, study, or meditation.

  • 2Military
    Chiefly in France or in French contexts: a piece of music played to mark the end of a celebration, or to signal the end of the day.


Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From French retraite.