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REFUGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does refuge mean? 

REFUGE (noun)
  The noun REFUGE has 4 senses:

1. a safe place
2. something or someone turned to for assistance or security
3. a shelter from danger or hardship
4. act of turning to for assistance

  Familiarity information: REFUGE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REFUGE (noun)


Sense 1refuge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A safe place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

refuge; safety

Context example:

He ran to safety

Hypernyms ("refuge" is a kind of...):

area; country (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "refuge"):

harborage; harbourage ((nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship))


Sense 2refuge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something or someone turned to for assistance or security

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

recourse; refuge; resort

Context examples:

his only recourse was the police / took refuge in lying

Hypernyms ("refuge" is a kind of...):

resource (a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "refuge"):

shadow (refuge from danger or observation)


Sense 3refuge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shelter from danger or hardship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

asylum; sanctuary; refuge

Hypernyms ("refuge" is a kind of...):

shelter (a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "refuge"):

harbor; harbour (a place of refuge and comfort and security)

safehold (a refuge from attack)

safe house (a house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations)


Sense 4refuge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of turning to for assistance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

recourse; refuge; resort

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("refuge" is a kind of...):

aid; assist; assistance; help (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose)


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