What does refuge mean?

Definitions for refuge
ˈrɛf yudʒrefuge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. safety, refuge(noun)

    a safe place

    "He ran to safety"

  2. recourse, refuge, resort(noun)

    something or someone turned to for assistance or security

    "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"

  3. refuge, sanctuary, asylum(noun)

    a shelter from danger or hardship

  4. recourse, resort, refuge(noun)

    act of turning to for assistance

    "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

Wiktionary

  1. refuge(Noun)

    A state of safety, protection or shelter

    Etymology: From refuge.

  2. refuge(Noun)

    A place providing safety, protection or shelter

    Etymology: From refuge.

  3. refuge(Noun)

    Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort

    Etymology: From refuge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refuge(noun)

    shelter or protection from danger or distress

  2. Refuge(noun)

    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

  3. Refuge(noun)

    an expedient to secure protection or defense; a device or contrivance

  4. Refuge(verb)

    to shelter; to protect

Freebase

  1. Refuge

    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

  1. Refuge

    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. refugiumre-, back, frugĕre, to flee.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'refuge' in Nouns Frequency: #2937

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refuge in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refuge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of refuge in a Sentence

  1. Mohamed Ali:

    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.

  2. Lavonne Jones:

    Skating was our refuge. If we didn't have skating we'd be dead or on drugs or in a gang.

  3. Stendhal:

    Since I am a man, my heart is three or four times less sensitive, because I have three or four times as much power of reason and experience of the world -- a thing which you women call hard-heartedness. As a man, I can take refuge in having mistresses. The more of them I have, and the greater the scandal, the more I acquire reputation and brilliance in society.

  4. Isaac Asimov:

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

  5. Cindy Shogan:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of refuge

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