What does refugee mean?

Definitions for refugee
ˌrɛf yʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛf yʊˌdʒirefugee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refugeenoun

    an exile who flees for safety

Wiktionary

  1. refugeenoun

    A person seeking refuge in a foreign country out of fear of political persecution or the prospect of such persecution in his home country, i.e., a person seeking a political asylum.

  2. refugeenoun

    A person seeking refuge in a foreign country due to poverty and no prospect of overcoming said poverty in his home country, i.e., a person seeking an economic asylum.

  3. refugeenoun

    A person seeking refuge due to a natural disaster.

  4. refugeenoun

    A person formally granted a political or economic asylum by a country other than his home country.

  5. Etymology: From réfugié, past participle of réfugier ("to take refuge"), describing early French protestants seeking refuge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refugeenoun

    one who flees to a shelter, or place of safety

  2. Refugeenoun

    especially, one who, in times of persecution or political commotion, flees to a foreign power or country for safety; as, the French refugees who left France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes

  3. Etymology: [F. rfugi, fr. se rfugier to take refuge. See Refuge, n.]

Freebase

  1. Refugee

    A refugee is a person who is outside his or her country of origin or habitual residence because they have suffered persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or because they are a member of a persecuted 'social group' or because they are fleeing a war or natural disaster. Such a person may be called to as an 'asylum seeker' until recognized by the state where they make a claim. As of January 31, 2005, the largest source countries of refugees are Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, South Sudan, and the Palestinian Territories. The country with the largest number of IDPs is South Sudan, with over 5 million. As of 2006, with 800,000 refugees and IDPs, Azerbaijan had the highest per capita IDP population in the world.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. refugee

    A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his or her nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of that country. See also dislocated civilian; displaced person; evacuee; expellee; stateless person.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'refugee' in Nouns Frequency: #1470

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refugee in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refugee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of refugee in a Sentence

  1. Boiko Borisov:

    This (extension) is absolutely necessary, there is no such (refugee) pressure where such facilities exist.

  2. De Maiziere:

    We will continue to fight for a European way out of the refugee crisis as long as it also promises to be successful in diminishing the number of refugees, however, should some countries try to unilaterally shift the collective problem onto the back of Germany, it would be unacceptable and would not be without consequences from our side in the long term.

  3. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    These individuals took advantage of the refugee crisis ... of the chaos, perhaps, for some of them to slip in.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    It is essential that a judge consider halting the Syrian refugee process, at least on a temporary basis, to ensure refugees coming to the United States will be vetted in a way that does not compromise the safety of Americans and Texans.

  5. Barbara Abdeni Massaad:

    That night, I couldn't sleep thinking about refugee families in the Bekaa sleeping in their tents, how were they able to beat the winter cold?

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