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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.
References in classic literature ?
Early the third morning Tom Sawyer wisely went poking among some old empty hogsheads down behind the abandoned slaughter-house, and in one of them he found the refugee.
It was too much the way of Monseigneur under his reverses as a refugee, and it was much too much the way of native British orthodoxy, to talk of this terrible Revolution as if it were the only harvest ever known under the skies that had not been sown--as if nothing had ever been done, or omitted to be done, that had led to it--as if observers of the wretched millions in France, and of the misused and perverted resources that should have made them prosperous, had not seen it inevitably coming, years before, and had not in plain words recorded what they saw.
Listen: my ancestor, a political refugee from Lisbon, and one of the first Portuguese who landed on these shores, wrote that when he was dying on those mountains which no white foot ever pressed before or since.
He fancied that some plot might be in process of formation against the unhappy refugee.
It was an abominable thing that my grandmother should have been disinherited because she made what they called a mesalliance, though there was nothing to be said against her husband except that he was a Polish refugee who gave lessons for his bread.
the mouldy old refugee has an eye for character, though.
he asked, turning to the Spanish refugee, while the herald of Navarre was conducted from the chamber by the old warrior.
Powell wandered up and down there like an early Christian refugee in the catacombs; but what little faith he had in the success of his enterprise was oozing out at his finger-tips.
Dear Miss Briggs [the refugee wrote], the kindest heart in the world, as yours is, will pity and sympathise with me and excuse me.
It was this officious refugee,' said Jeremiah to Mrs Clennam, 'who came knocking at the door on the night when Arthur and Chatterbox were here, and who asked me a whole Catechism of questions about Mr Blandois.
The British and American line had run near it during the war; it had, therefore], been the scene of marauding and infested with refugees, cow-boys, and all kinds of border chivalry.
This excepted, no ill-will was shown to the refugees.