a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
refuge, sanctuary, asylum(noun)
a shelter from danger or hardship
chancel, sanctuary, bema(noun)
area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
A place of safety, refuge or protection.
My car is a sanctuary, where none can disturb me except for people who cut me off.
An area set aside for protection.
The bird sanctuary has strict restrictions on visitors so the birds aren't disturbed.
A state of being protected, asylum.
The government granted sanctuary to the defector, protecting him from his former government.
The consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar.
Origin: From sanctuary , from saintuaire, from sanctuarium, from sanctus; see saint.
a sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site
the most retired part of the temple at Jerusalem, called the Holy of Holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most sacred part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at Jerusalem
the most sacred part of any religious building, esp. that part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed
a house consecrated to the worship of God; a place where divine service is performed; a church, temple, or other place of worship
a sacred and inviolable asylum; a place of refuge and protection; shelter; refuge; protection
Origin: [OE. seintuarie, OF. saintuaire, F. sanctuaire, fr. L. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. See Saint.]
A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a safe haven, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be categorized into human sanctuary, a safe place for humans, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary.
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A nation or area near or contiguous to the combat area that, by tacit agreement between the warring powers, is exempt from attack and therefore serves as a refuge for staging, logistic, or other activities of the combatant powers.
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The numerical value of Sanctuary in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Sanctuary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When the chimpanzees are not on study, this is a sanctuary for them.
Retired means to sanctuary. Labs are lots of things, but they are certainly not sanctuaries, and so it's important that the chimps come here.
Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.
Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.
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- Herberge, Asyl, ZufluchtGerman
- suojelualue, turvapaikka, rauhoitusalue, pyhäkkö, pyhäkkFinnish
- refuge, sanctuaire, asile, réserveFrench
- védettség, szentély, védett terület, menedékhelyHungarian
- 避難所, 聖域Japanese
- wāhi tapuMāori
- засолну́вање, засо́лниште, прибе́жиште, свети́лиште, резерва́тMacedonian
- reservat, tilfluktssted, asyl, fristed, helligdomNorwegian
- santuário, refúgioPortuguese
- azil, refugiu, adăpost, sanctuar, rezervațieRomanian
- зака́зник, святи́лище, прибе́жище, алта́рь, прию́т, резерва́ция, убе́жище, запове́дник, святилищеRussian
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