What does refuge mean?

Definitions for refuge
ˈrɛf yudʒrefuge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. safety, refugenoun

    a safe place

    "He ran to safety"

  2. recourse, refuge, resortnoun

    something or someone turned to for assistance or security

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

  3. refuge, sanctuary, asylumnoun

    a shelter from danger or hardship

  4. recourse, resort, refugenoun

    act of turning to for assistance

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

Wiktionary

  1. refugenoun

    A state of safety, protection or shelter

    Etymology: From refuge.

  2. refugenoun

    A place providing safety, protection or shelter

    Etymology: From refuge.

  3. refugenoun

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

    Etymology: From refuge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refugenoun

    shelter or protection from danger or distress

  2. Refugenoun

    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. Refugenoun

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

  4. Refugeverb

    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.]

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  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. Quentin Crisp:

    Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

  2. Julin Castro:

    The truth is, immigrants seeking refuge in our country ... shouldnt be a criminal justice issue.

  3. Nicole Whittington-Evans:

    We need to be talking about the North Slope overall, and the Arctic overall - the Arctic Refuge, the NPR-A and the Arctic Ocean – because the Trump administration wants to open it all.

  4. Bernadette Demientieff:

    We're going to keep going. We're going to keep visiting more banks until the Arctic Refuge is protected for good.

  5. Norman Douglas:

    There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. reassuring
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    • C. whirring
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