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English noun: sanctuary

1. sanctuary (artifact) a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept


Broader (hypernym)place, property


Narrower (hyponym)holy of holies, sanctum sanctorum, Tabernacle

2. sanctuary (artifact) a shelter from danger or hardship


Synonymsasylum, refuge


Broader (hypernym)shelter


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

3. sanctuary (artifact) area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing


Synonymsbema, chancel


Broader (hypernym)area


Part holonymchoir


Part meronymchurch, church building









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