What does refugee mean?

Definitions for refugee
ˌrɛf yʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛf yʊˌdʒirefugee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refugee(noun)

    an exile who flees for safety

Wiktionary

  1. refugee(Noun)

    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.

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

  2. refugee(Noun)

    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.

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

  3. refugee(Noun)

    A person seeking refuge due to a natural disaster.

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

  4. refugee(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refugee(noun)

    one who flees to a shelter, or place of safety

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

  2. Refugee(noun)

    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

    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. Ronald Rasband:

    We are friends with the Catholic Church, i have been part of an official delegation to go to the Vatican and meet with cardinals and others about not only this project and not only our church in Italy but relative to the interrelationship we have with our friends, the Catholics, all over the world, whether it has to do with humanitarian work, refugee work or freedom of religion in the public square.

  2. Himanta Biswa Sarma:

    There are about 2 million immigrants (who came before 1971) and their descendents. Let them grow economically and educationally, but their status should be refugee and, on the basis of individual application, if someone becomes an Indian citizen that's a different issue.

  3. Garo Paylan:

    The West, with its entire focus on the refugee crisis, has paved the way for Erdogan's authoritarianism.

  4. Angela Merkel:

    Without a doubt Turkey plays a key role, most war refugees that come to Europe travel via Turkey. We won't be able to order and stem the refugee movement without working together with Turkey.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The city is a refugee camp from reality and from the very endlessness of life. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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