What is refuge?

  • (noun): Something or someone turned to for assistance or security.
    Example: "Took refuge in lying"
    Synonyms: recourse, resort
    See also — Additional definitions below


Refuge is a place or state of safety. It may also refer to a more specific meaning:

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Some articles on refuge:

Andree Clark Bird Refuge
... Andree Clark Bird Refuge, a 42-acre (170,000 m2) saltwater marsh is one of the largest wildlife refuges in Santa Barbara County, California, United States ... The refuge is bounded by the Santa Barbara Zoo, Highway 101, and East Cabrillo Boulevard ... The refuge has both resident and migratory populations ...
... Refuge is a place or state of safety ... It may also refer to a more specific meaning Area of refuge, a location in a building that may be used by occupants in the event of a fire Mountain hut, a shelter ...
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
... The Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Cache River watershed in southernmost Illinois, largely in Pulaski County, but with extensions into Union, Alexander ... The refuge was established in 1990 under the authority of the Emergency Wetlands Resource Act of 1986 ... The refuge protects over 16,000 acres (65 km2) of the Cache River wetlands, and has a purchase boundary (ultimate goal for area protection) of 36,000 acres (146 kmĀ²) contiguous ...
Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge
... Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in the U.S ... state of North Dakota and is managed from Audubon National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S ... The refuge consists of Lake Ilo, surrounding wetlands and some upland range, providing habitat for hundreds of species of birds, and numerous fish ...
St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge
... Johns National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located off SR 50 just west of Titusville ... The 6,255 acre (25 km2) refuge was established in 1971 to protect the now extinct Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens ... It is administered as part of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge ...

More definitions of "refuge":

  • (noun): A safe place.
    Synonyms: safety

Famous quotes containing the word refuge:

    These studies which stimulate the young, divert the old, are an ornament in prosperity and a refuge and comfort in adversity; they delight us at home, are no impediment in public life, keep us company at night, in our travels, and whenever we retire to the country.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)