Definitions for Refugeeˌrɛf yʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛf yʊˌdʒi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ref•u•geeˌrɛf yʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛf yʊˌdʒi(n.)
a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval.
an exile who flees for safety
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
refugee(noun)ˌrɛf yʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛf yʊˌdʒi
sb forced to leave their country to escape danger
refugees pouring across the border; a refugee camp
A person seeking refuge in a foreign country out of fear of political persecution or the prospect of such persecution in his home country, i.e., a person seeking a political asylum.
A person seeking refuge in a foreign country due to poverty and no prospect of overcoming said poverty in his home country, i.e., a person seeking an economic asylum.
A person seeking refuge due to a natural disaster.
A person formally granted a political or economic asylum by a country other than his home country.
Origin: From réfugié, past participle of réfugier ("to take refuge"), describing early French protestants seeking refuge.
one who flees to a shelter, or place of safety
especially, one who, in times of persecution or political commotion, flees to a foreign power or country for safety; as, the French refugees who left France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his or her nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of that country. See also dislocated civilian; displaced person; evacuee; expellee; stateless person.
Translations for Refugee
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who seeks shelter especially in another country, from war, disaster, or persecution
Refugees were pouring across the frontier; (also adjective) a refugee camp.
- refugiadoPortuguese (BR)
- der Flüchtling, Flüchtlings-...German
- flygtning; flygtninge-Danish
- پناهنده؛ پناه جوFarsi
- (de) réfugié/-éeFrench
- پناهنده؛ پناه جوPersian
- سيب نيوونكى، پناه وړونكى، مهاجرPashto
- refugiat; de refugiaţiRomanian
- utečenec; utečeneckýSlovak
- 難民Chinese (Trad.)
- پناہ گزیںUrdu
- người tị nạnVietnamese
- 难民避难者Chinese (Simp.)
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