Associations to the word «Refuge»

Wiktionary

REFUGE, noun. A state of safety, protection or shelter.
REFUGE, noun. A place providing safety, protection or shelter.
REFUGE, noun. Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort.
REFUGE, noun. An expedient to secure protection or defence.
REFUGE, noun. A refuge island.
REFUGE, verb. (intransitive) To return to a place of shelter.
REFUGE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To shelter; to protect.
REFUGE ISLAND, noun. A raised platform or other protective barrier in the middle of a street crossing, allowing pedestrians to pause safely in the middle of the road.
REFUGE ISLANDS, noun. Plural of refuge island

Dictionary definition

REFUGE, noun. A safe place; "He ran to safety".
REFUGE, noun. Something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying".
REFUGE, noun. A shelter from danger or hardship.
REFUGE, noun. Act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats