HyperDic: refuge

English > 4 senses of the word refuge:
NOUNlocationrefuge, safetya safe place
attributerefuge, recourse, resortsomething or someone turned to for assistance or security
artifactrefuge, sanctuary, asyluma shelter from danger or hardship / hardship
actrefuge, recourse, resortact of turning to for assistance
refuge > pronunciation
Rhymescentrifuge ... subterfuge: 8 rhymes with uwjh...
English > refuge: 4 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA safe place.
Narrowerharborage, harbourage(nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
English > refuge: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningSomething or someone turned to for assistance or security.
Example "took refuge in lying"
Synonymsrecourse, resort
Narrowershadowrefuge from danger or observation
BroaderresourceA source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
Spanishapelación, recurso, refugio
English > refuge: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA shelter from danger or hardship / hardship.
Synonymssanctuary, asylum
Narrowerharbor, harbourA place of refuge and comfort and security / security
safe houseA house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations
safeholdA refuge from attack
BroadershelterA structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
Spanishasilo, refugio, santuario
English > refuge: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAct of turning to for assistance.
Synonymsrecourse, resort
Broaderaid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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