Refuge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrefjuːdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word refuge
Brit.  |ˈrɛfjuːdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word refuge


- a safe place (syn: safety)
- something or someone turned to for assistance or security(syn: recourse, resort)

took refuge in lying

- a shelter from danger or hardship (syn: asylum, sanctuary)
- act of turning to for assistance (syn: recourse, resort)


...hunting is strictly forbidden in the wildlife refuge...

...a nation with a long, honorable history of refuging political asylum seekers...

Nowadays the family is seen as a refuge from a harsh world.

During the frequent air-raids, people took refuge in their cellars.

A huge oak tree provided a refuge from the storm.

They sought refuge in Canada.

...the wildlife refuge raises endangered species in captivity and then releases them into the wild...

The lake is a refuge for migrating waterfowl.

She took refuge in the library, where she could read to her heart's content.

Thousands of people crossed the border, seeking refuge from the war.

...a place of refuge where the settlers could forfend themselves from attack...

Word forms

singular: refuge
plural: refuges
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