refuge, sanctuary, asylum(noun)
a shelter from danger or hardship
mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum(noun)
a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
A place of safety
The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place.
A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally ill.
a sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and from which they could not be forcibly taken without sacrilege
any place of retreat and security
an institution for the protection or relief of some class of destitute, unfortunate, or afflicted persons; as, an asylum for the aged, for the blind, or for the insane; a lunatic asylum; an orphan asylum
Origin: [L. asylum, Gr. , fr. exempt from spoliation, inviolable; 'a priv. + right of seizure.]
Asylum is a horror film from 20th Century Fox released on DVD in 2008. David R. Ellis, of Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane, directed. Parts of the movie were filmed on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. The film stars Sarah Roemer.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-sīl′um, n. a place of refuge for debtors and for such as were accused of some crime: an institution for the care or relief of the unfortunate, such as the blind or insane: any place of refuge or protection. [L.—Gr. asylon—a, neg., sylē, right of seizure.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Asylum' in Nouns Frequency: #2985
The numerical value of Asylum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Asylum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We need a common European asylum policy.
We risk violating human rights and asylum law.
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Asylum seekers need to be distributed among EU states more fairly.
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Translations for Asylum
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- ملجأ, لجوء, حق اللجوء السياسيArabic
- убежище, лудницаBulgarian
- asilCatalan, Valencian
- útočiště, azylCzech
- Asyl, psychiatrische AnstaltGerman
- santuario, manicomio, asiloSpanish
- turvapaikka, mielisairaalaFinnish
- asile psychiatrique, asileFrench
- הקדש, מדיניHebrew
- asilum, suakaIndonesian
- asilo, manicomioItalian
- 避難所, 養護施設, アジールJapanese
- ទីជ្រកកោន, បដិសរណដ្ឋានKhmer
- manikomju, refuġjuMaltese
- psychiatrische instelling, asielDutch
- sanctuar, azil, adăpostRomanian
- убежище, психиатрическая больницаRussian
- azil, utočište, уточиште, азилSerbo-Croatian
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