a safe place
"He ran to safety"
recourse, refuge, resort(noun)
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
"his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
refuge, sanctuary, asylum(noun)
a shelter from danger or hardship
recourse, resort, refuge(noun)
act of turning to for assistance
"have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
A state of safety, protection or shelter
A place providing safety, protection or shelter
Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort
Origin: From refuge.
shelter or protection from danger or distress
that which shelters or protects from danger, or from distress or calamity; a stronghold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness; a place inaccessible to an enemy
an expedient to secure protection or defense; a device or contrivance
to shelter; to protect
Buddhists "take refuge" in, or to "go for refuge" to, the Three Jewels or Triple Gem,. This can be done formally in lay and monastic ordination ceremonies. The Three Jewels general signification is: ⁕the Buddha; ⁕the Dharma, the teachings; ⁕the Sangha, the community of enlightened beings, often approximated to community of monks and nuns. In Vajrayana, practitioners can visualize the refuge tree, and to aid this interior viewing, the refuge tree is typically depicted on scroll paintings or murals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ref′ūj, n. that which affords shelter or protection: an asylum or retreat: a resource or expedient.—v.t. to find shelter for.—v.i. to take shelter.—ns. Refugēē′, one who flees for refuge to another country, esp. from religious persecution or political commotion; Refugēē′ism.—City of refuge (see City); House of refuge, an institution for the shelter of the destitute. [Fr.,—L. refugium—re-, back, frugĕre, to flee.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'refuge' in Nouns Frequency: #2937
The numerical value of refuge in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of refuge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Skating was our refuge. If we didn't have skating we'd be dead or on drugs or in a gang.
There were police on one side of the bus that they set upon, and the terrorists were hiding on the other side, there was an exchange of fire, and the gunmen took refuge in the museum.
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Translations for refuge
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- ملجأ, ملاذArabic
- refugiCatalan, Valencian
- Zuflucht, HerbergeGerman
- καταφύγιο, άσυλο, υπόθαλψη, προστασίαGreek
- turva, tuki, suoja, suojapaikka, turvapaikkaFinnish
- 避難所, 避難Japanese
- punanga, piringaMāori
- tilfukt, tilfluktNorwegian
- refúgio, abrigoPortuguese
- убежище, укрытиеRussian
- уточиште, utočišteSerbo-Croatian
- సహకార హస్థం, సురక్షిత స్థావరంTelugu
- nơi trú ẩnVietnamese
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