Refuge meaning

rĕfyo͝oj
Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship.

Sought refuge from the storm in a cabin.

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Refuge is defined as a place where you are sheltered from danger, or to the condition of being sheltered from danger.

An example of refuge is what you seek when you go to a church and ask them to protect you from rioters outside.

An example of refuge is a church that provides a place safe from danger.

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A source of help, relief, or comfort in times of trouble.
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Shelter or protection from danger, difficulty, etc.
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To take refuge.
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A person or thing that gives shelter, help, or comfort.
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A place of safety; shelter; safe retreat.
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An expediency or shift; action taken to escape trouble or difficulty.
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A state of safety, protection or shelter.
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A place providing safety, protection or shelter.
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An expedient to secure protection or defence.

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(intransitive) To return to a place of shelter.
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Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort.
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To give refuge to.
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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