Refuge Definition

rĕfyo͝oj
refuged, refuging
noun
Shelter or protection from danger, difficulty, etc.
Webster's New World
A place of safety; shelter; safe retreat.
Webster's New World
A person or thing that gives shelter, help, or comfort.
Webster's New World
An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
American Heritage
An expediency or shift; action taken to escape trouble or difficulty.
Webster's New World
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verb
refuging
To give refuge to.
Webster's New World
To take refuge.
Webster's New World
(intransitive) To return to a place of shelter.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Refuge

Noun

Singular:
refuge
Plural:
refuges

Origin of Refuge

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin refugium from refugere to run away re- re- fugere to flee

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French refuge.

    From Wiktionary

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