refugee

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ref·u·gee

 (rĕf′yo͝o-jē′)
n.
One who flees, especially to another country, seeking refuge from war, political oppression, religious persecution, or a natural disaster.

[French réfugié, from past participle of réfugier, to take refuge, from Old French, from refuge, refuge; see refuge.]

refugee

(ˌrɛfjʊˈdʒiː)
n
a. a person who has fled from some danger or problem, esp political persecution: refugees from Rwanda.
b. (as modifier): a refugee camp; a refugee problem.
ˌrefuˈgeeism n

ref•u•gee

(ˌrɛf yʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛf yʊˌdʒi)

n.
a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval.

refugee

A person who, by reason of real or imagined danger, has left their home country or country of their nationality and is unwilling or unable to return. See also dislocated civilian; displaced person; evacuee; expellee; stateless person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refugee - an exile who flees for safetyrefugee - an exile who flees for safety  
displaced person, DP, stateless person - a person forced to flee from home or country
exile, expat, expatriate - a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country; "American expatriates"

refugee

refugee

noun
One who flees, as from home, confinement, captivity, or justice:
Translations
uprchlík
flygtningflygtninge-
pakolainen
izbjeglica
menekült
flóttamaîur
避難者
난민
utečenecký
begunec
flykting
ผู้ลี้ภัย
người tị nạn

refugee

[ˌrefjʊˈdʒiː]
A. Nrefugiado/a m/f
refugee from justiceprófugo/a m/f de la justicia
B. CPD refugee camp Ncampamento m para refugiados
refugee status Nestatus m inv de refugiado

refugee

[ˌrɛfjˈdʒiː]
nréfugié(e) m/f
political refugee → réfugié(e) politique
modif [agency] → pour les réfugiés; [centre] → de réfugiés; [child, community, family] → de réfugiés; [crisis, situation] → des réfugiés refugee camp, refugee statusrefugee camp ncamp m de réfugiésrefugee status nstatut m de réfugié

refugee

nFlüchtling m

refugee

[ˌrɛfjʊˈdʒiː] nrifugiato/a, profugo/a

refuge

(ˈrefjuːdʒ) noun
(a place which gives) shelter or protection from danger, trouble etc. The escaped prisoner sought refuge in the church.
ˌrefuˈgee noun
a person who seeks shelter especially in another country, from war, disaster, or persecution. Refugees were pouring across the frontier; (also adjective) a refugee camp.

refugee

لاجِئ uprchlík flygtning Flüchtling πρόσφυγας refugiado pakolainen réfugié izbjeglica rifugiato 避難者 난민 vluchteling flyktning uchodźca refugiado беженец flykting ผู้ลี้ภัย sığınmacı người tị nạn 难民

refugee

n. refugiado-a; asilado-a.
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