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refuge

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noun ref·uge \ˈre-(ˌ)fyüj also -(ˌ)fyüzh\

Simple Definition of refuge

  • : shelter or protection from danger or trouble

  • : a place that provides shelter or protection

Full Definition of refuge

  1. 1 :  shelter or protection from danger or distress

  2. 2 :  a place that provides shelter or protection

  3. 3 :  something to which one has recourse in difficulty

Examples of refuge

  1. <hunting is strictly forbidden in the wildlife refuge>



Origin of refuge

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin refugium, from refugere to escape, from re- + fugere to flee — more at fugitive


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with refuge


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refuge

verb ref·uge

Definition of refuge

ref·ugedref·ug·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give refuge to

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to seek or take refuge



Examples of refuge

  1. <a nation with a long, honorable history of refuging political asylum seekers>



1594

First Known Use of refuge

1594

Rhymes with refuge




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