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ref·uge

 (rĕf′yo͞oj)
n.
1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship: sought refuge from the storm in a cabin.
2.
a. A place providing protection or shelter: a colony that was a refuge for religious nonconformists.
b. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
3. A source of help, relief, or comfort in times of trouble: "Reva's love was her refuge from shame and degradation" (Richard Wright). See Synonyms at shelter.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin refugium, from refugere, to run away : re-, re- + fugere, to flee.]

refuge

(ˈrɛfjuːdʒ)
n
1. shelter or protection, as from the weather or danger
2. any place, person, action, or thing that offers or appears to offer protection, help, or relief: accused of incompetence, he took refuge in lying.
3. (Human Geography) another name for traffic island
vb
archaic to take refuge or give refuge to
[C14: via Old French from Latin refugium, from refugere to flee away, from re- + fugere to escape]

ref•uge

(ˈrɛf yudʒ)

n., v. -uged, -ug•ing. n.
1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.
2. a place of shelter or protection.
3. anything to which one has recourse for aid or escape.
v.t.
4. Archaic. to afford refuge to.
v.i.
5. Archaic. to take refuge.
[1350–1400; < Middle French < Latin refugium <refug(ere) to turn and flee, run away]

refuge

  • asylum - Comes from Greek asulon, "refuge," from asulos, "inviolable."
  • bast - A word for an asylum, refuge, or sanctuary.
  • harbor - First meant "shelter" and "lodging," and that is how the word first entered English place-names, as a "place of shelter; refuge" for a crowd of people. A port is a haven for vessels and it is equipped for loading and unloading ships, while a harbor is a haven for vessels but does not necessarily have onshore facilities.
  • redoubt - Has no connection to "doubt," but comes from French redoute and Latin reductus, "hidden place, refuge, stronghold."

refuge


Past participle: refuged
Gerund: refuging

Imperative
refuge
refuge
Present
I refuge
you refuge
he/she/it refuges
we refuge
you refuge
they refuge
Preterite
I refuged
you refuged
he/she/it refuged
we refuged
you refuged
they refuged
Present Continuous
I am refuging
you are refuging
he/she/it is refuging
we are refuging
you are refuging
they are refuging
Present Perfect
I have refuged
you have refuged
he/she/it has refuged
we have refuged
you have refuged
they have refuged
Past Continuous
I was refuging
you were refuging
he/she/it was refuging
we were refuging
you were refuging
they were refuging
Past Perfect
I had refuged
you had refuged
he/she/it had refuged
we had refuged
you had refuged
they had refuged
Future
I will refuge
you will refuge
he/she/it will refuge
we will refuge
you will refuge
they will refuge
Future Perfect
I will have refuged
you will have refuged
he/she/it will have refuged
we will have refuged
you will have refuged
they will have refuged
Future Continuous
I will be refuging
you will be refuging
he/she/it will be refuging
we will be refuging
you will be refuging
they will be refuging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been refuging
you have been refuging
he/she/it has been refuging
we have been refuging
you have been refuging
they have been refuging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been refuging
you will have been refuging
he/she/it will have been refuging
we will have been refuging
you will have been refuging
they will have been refuging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been refuging
you had been refuging
he/she/it had been refuging
we had been refuging
you had been refuging
they had been refuging
Conditional
I would refuge
you would refuge
he/she/it would refuge
we would refuge
you would refuge
they would refuge
Past Conditional
I would have refuged
you would have refuged
he/she/it would have refuged
we would have refuged
you would have refuged
they would have refuged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refuge - a safe placerefuge - a safe place; "He ran to safety"  
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
harborage, harbourage - (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
2.refuge - something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
resource - a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
shadow - refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow"
3.refuge - a shelter from danger or hardship
harbor, harbour - a place of refuge and comfort and security
safehold - a refuge from attack
safe house - a house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
4.refuge - act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"

refuge

noun
1. protection, security, shelter, harbour, asylum, sanctuary They took refuge in a bomb shelter.
2. haven, resort, retreat, harbour, sanctuary, hideaway, hide-out, bolt hole, place of safety We climbed up a winding track towards a mountain refuge.
3. solace, relief, comfort Father Rowan took refuge in silence.

refuge

noun
1. The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship:
2. Something that physically protects, especially from danger:
3. That to which one turns for help when in desperation:
Translations
مَلْجأمَلْجَأ
útočištěúkryt
tilflugttilflugtssted
turvapaikkasuojasuojapaikkaturva
utočište
skÿli, athvarf
避難所
피난처
pabėgėlis
glābiņšpatvērums
zateči sezatočišče
tillflykt
ที่หลบภัย
nơi trú ẩn

refuge

[ˈrefjuːdʒ] N (= shelter) → refugio m; (= shelter for climbers) → albergue m; (= hut) → albergue m (fig) → amparo m, abrigo m
God is my refugeDios es mi amparo
to seek refugebuscar refugio, buscar dónde guarecerse
to take refugeponerse al abrigo, guarecerse
to take refuge in sthrefugiarse en algo (fig) → recurrir a algo

refuge

[ˈrɛfjuːdʒ] n
(= place to shelter) → refuge m
A small cave was the only refuge from the cold → Une petite grotte était le seul refuge contre le froid.
There was no refuge from the storm → Il n'y avait aucun refuge contre l'orage.
to take refuge from sth [+ storm, bad weather] → s'abriter de qch
(= safety) → refuge m
a place of refuge → un refuge
to seek refuge → chercher refuge
to take refuge → trouver refuge
to take refuge from sth [+ fighting, reprisals] → trouver refuge contre qch
(= safe house) → refuge m
a refuge for battered women → un refuge pour femmes battues
(= hut) → refuge m
a mountain refuge → un refuge de montagne
(= psychological escape) → refuge m
a refuge from sth → un refuge contre qch
to take refuge in sth → se réfugier dans qch
to seek refuge in sth → chercher refuge dans qch

refuge

n
(lit, fig)Zuflucht f (→ from vor (+dat)); place of refugeZufluchtsort m; a refuge for battered womenein Frauenhaus nt; to seek refugeZuflucht suchen; to seek refuge in silencesich in Schweigen flüchten; to take refugeZuflucht nehmen (→ in in (+dat)), → sich flüchten (→ in in (+acc)); he took refuge in drink and drugser nahm Zuflucht zu Alkohol und Drogen; she found refuge in booksBücher waren ihre Zuflucht
(for climbers, pedestrians) → Unterstand m

refuge

[ˈrɛfjuːdʒ] n (shelter) → riparo; (for climbers, battered wives) (fig) → rifugio
place of refuge → rifugio
to take refuge in (also) (fig) → rifugiarsi in

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.

refuge

مَلْجَأ útočiště tilflugtssted Zuflucht καταφύγιο refugio turvapaikka refuge utočište rifugio 避難所 피난처 toevluchtsoord tilflukt schronienie refúgio убежище tillflykt ที่หลบภัย sığınak nơi trú ẩn 庇护

refuge

n. refugio; asilo;
v.
to take ___refugiarse.