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Definitions of refuge

  1. To take refuge. Cities or refuge, cities among the Jews appointed as a safe retreat to any one who unintentionally committed homicide. House of refuge, a charitable institution for the homeless or destitute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To shelter; to protect. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Shelter or protection from danger or distress. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which shelters or protects from danger, or from distress or calamity; a stronghold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness; a place inaccessible to an enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An expedient to secure protection or defense; a device or contrivance. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A place of safety from trouble or danger; one that protects from danger or misfortune. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. That which affords shelter or protection: an asylum or retreat: a resource or expedient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A shelter; asylum; retreat; resource. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Shelter; protection; that which shelters or protects. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. That which shelters or protects from danger or calamity; an asylum or retreat; a covert; a stronghold; resource. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for refuge

  1. She felt that for high and low, rich and poor, there was a common refuge – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  2. He brought her to their refuge by the back way. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
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