Definitions for refuge
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word refuge.
a safe place
"He ran to safety"
recourse, refuge, resortnoun
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
"his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
refuge, sanctuary, asylumnoun
a shelter from danger or hardship
recourse, resort, refugenoun
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
Etymology: From refuge.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: refuge, Fr. refugium, Lat.
Rocks, dens and caves! but I in none of these
Find place or refuge. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.
The young ones, supposed to break through the belly of the dam, will, upon any fright, for protection run into it; for then the old one receives them in at her mouth, which way, the fright being past, they will return again; which is a peculiar way of refuge. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Those, who take refuge in a multitude, have an Arian council to answer for. Francis Atterbury.
The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed; a refuge in times of trouble. Psalm ix. 9.
They shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. Jos.
Fair majesty, the refuge and redress
Of those whom fate pursues. Dryden.
This last old man,
Whom with a crack’d heart I have sent to Rome,
Lov’d me above the measure of a father:
Their latest refuge was to send him. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Light must be supplied among graceful refuges, by terracing any story in danger of darkness. Henry Wotton.
To shelter; to protect.
Etymology: refugier, Fr. from the noun.
Who sitting in the stocks, refuge their shame,
That many have, and others must, sit there. William Shakespeare.
Dreads the vengeance of her injur’d lord;
Ev’n by those gods, who refug’d her, abhorr’d. Dryden.
Refuge can be defined as a place or state of safety, protection, or shelter that offers respite or relief from danger, harm, or adversity. It refers to a location or condition where individuals seek solace or temporary protection from threatening or hostile circumstances. Refuge may be physical, such as a designated area or facility, or psychological, where one finds comfort or peace of mind.
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
The United States Government violates asylum seekers' rights and fails to uphold responsibilities under international law when The US government expels them to Mexico while they seek refuge in United States. Likewise, the Mexican government is accomplice to this violation when it agrees to accept asylum seekers who fled their countries through Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, the United States government wants to turn Mexico into a vast immigration detention center.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Exactly when and where they go is impossible to predict. Most herds, however, are drawn to a specific calving area. The 169,000 member Porcupine caribou herd has such a connection with Arctic Refuge.
My presence amongst them has given them refuge, those who are injured or sick are all treated at my hospital. We feed the hungry and we intervene to free those who have been captured. We visit those who fled and sought refuge in Cameroon to give them moral support and encourage them not to seek vengeance. At home, children can now go to school, which gives us a lot of hope for the future, he continued. It’s a profound relief for our people.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
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Translations for refuge
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- ملاذ, ملجأArabic
- refugiCatalan, Valencian
- Zuflucht, HerbergeGerman
- άσυλο, υπόθαλψη, προστασία, καταφύγιοGreek
- suoja, tuki, turva, turvapaikka, suojapaikkaFinnish
- 避難所, 避難Japanese
- refugium, confugeruntLatin
- punanga, piringaMāori
- tilfukt, tilfluktNorwegian
- abrigo, refúgioPortuguese
- убежище, укрытиеRussian
- уточиште, utočišteSerbo-Croatian
- సురక్షిత స్థావరం, సహకార హస్థంTelugu
- nơi trú ẩnVietnamese
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