English noun: refuge
|1.||refuge (location) a safe place|
|Samples||He ran to safety.|
|Broader (hypernym)||area, country|
|Narrower (hyponym)||harborage, harbourage|
|2.||refuge (attribute) something or someone turned to for assistance or security|
|Samples||His only recourse was the police.|
Took refuge in lying.
|3.||refuge (artifact) a shelter from danger or hardship|
|Narrower (hyponym)||harbor, harbour, safe house, safehold|
|4.||refuge (act) act of turning to for assistance|
|Samples||Have recourse to the courts.|
An appeal to his uncle was his last resort.
|Broader (hypernym)||aid, assist, assistance, help|