Definitions for refugeˈrɛf yudʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ref•ugeˈrɛf yudʒ(n.; v.)-uged, -ug•ing.
(n.)shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.
a place of shelter or protection.
anything to which one has recourse for aid or escape.
(v.t.)Archaic. to afford refuge to.
(v.i.)Archaic. to take refuge.
Origin of refuge:
1350–1400; < MF < L refugium <refug(ere) to turn and flee, run away
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
safety, or a safe place
a refuge for victims of domestic abuse; They found refuge at a convent.
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'refuge' in Nouns Frequency: #2937
Translations for refuge
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a place which gives) shelter or protection from danger, trouble etc
The escaped prisoner sought refuge in the church.
- refúgioPortuguese (BR)
- úkryt, útočištěCzech
- die ZufluchtGerman
- καταφύγιο, άσυλοGreek
- پناه گاه پناهFarsi
- utočište, skloništeCroatian
- skÿli, athvarfIcelandic
- prieglobstis, prieglaudaLithuanian
- glābiņš; patvērumsLatvian
- ly, tilflukt; asylNorwegian
- پناه گاه پناهPersian
- سيب (سيو)، پناه ګاه، امن ځاىPashto
- refugiu; adăpostRomanian
- úkryt, útočiskoSlovak
- skydd, fristadSwedish
- sığınak, barınakTurkish
- 避難(所)Chinese (Trad.)
- притулок, сховищеUkrainian
- پناہ گاہUrdu
- nơi ẩn náuVietnamese
- 避难（所）Chinese (Simp.)
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