Definition of Refuge

1. Noun. A safe place. "He ran to safety"

Exact synonyms: Safety
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Specialized synonyms: Harborage, Harbourage



2. Noun. Something or someone turned to for assistance or security. "Took refuge in lying"
Exact synonyms: Recourse, Resort
Generic synonyms: Resource
Specialized synonyms: Shadow
Derivative terms: Resort

3. Noun. A shelter from danger or hardship.
Exact synonyms: Asylum, Sanctuary
Specialized synonyms: Harbor, Harbour, Safehold, Safe House
Generic synonyms: Shelter

4. Noun. Act of turning to for assistance. "An appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
Exact synonyms: Recourse, Resort
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Assistance, Help
Derivative terms: Resort

Definition of Refuge

1. n. Shelter or protection from danger or distress.

2. v. t. To shelter; to protect.

Definition of Refuge

1. Noun. A state of safety, protection or shelter ¹

2. Noun. A place providing safety, protection or shelter ¹

3. Noun. Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Refuge

1. to give or take shelter [v -UGED, -UGING, -UGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refuge

refudiating
refuel
refuelable
refueled
refueler
refuelers
refueling
refuelings
refuellable
refuelled
refueller
refuellers
refuelling
refuellings
refuels
refuge (current term)
refuge island
refuged
refugee
refugee camp
refugeehood
refugeeism
refugeeisms
refugees
refuges
refugia
refuging
refugium
refujew
refujews

Literary usage of Refuge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. All about Hawaii (1910)
"were called refuge places, and doors of heaven, and also shrines where man ... CONCERNING PLACES OF refuge. The place where persons liable to death might ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(3) Penitents of Our Lady of refuge, also called Nuns or Hospitallers of Our Lady ... Left a widow at the early age of twenty-four, she opened a refuge for ..."

3. Annual Report (1901)
"The two Houses of refuge for Women in this State were the first institutions of the kind in the world, so far as I know. That is, they were the first State ..."

4. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"... City of refuge, and the avenger of blood following hotly after him! Sometimes the race was kept up to the very gates of the temple, and the panting pair ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... same time " with heat and thirst, with fire and the sword, and cheerfully to " embrace an honourable death as their refuge against flight and " infamy. ..."

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