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English noun: refuge

1. refuge (location) a safe place


SamplesHe ran to safety.


Synonymssafety


Broader (hypernym)area, country


Narrower (hyponym)harborage, harbourage

2. refuge (attribute) something or someone turned to for assistance or security


SamplesHis only recourse was the police.
Took refuge in lying.


Synonymsrecourse, resort


Broader (hypernym)resource


Narrower (hyponym)shadow

3. refuge (artifact) a shelter from danger or hardship


Synonymsasylum, sanctuary


Broader (hypernym)shelter


Narrower (hyponym)harbor, harbour, safe house, safehold

4. refuge (act) act of turning to for assistance


SamplesHave recourse to the courts.
An appeal to his uncle was his last resort.


Synonymsrecourse, resort


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help









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