refuge

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French refuge.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

refuge (plural refuges)

  1. A state of safety, protection or shelter.
    • Milton
      Rocks, dens, and caves! But I in none of these / Find place or refuge.
  2. A place providing safety, protection or shelter.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.
  3. Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort.
  4. An expedient to secure protection or defence.
    • Shakespeare
      Their latest refuge / Was to send him.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir H. Wotton to this entry?)

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VerbEdit

refuge (third-person singular simple present refuges, present participle refuging, simple past and past participle refuged)

  1. (intransitive) To return to a place of shelter.
    • 2011, Michael D. Gumert, ‎Agustín Fuentes, ‎Lisa Jones-Engel, Monkeys on the Edge
      Among these macaques, although activity cycles are quite variable from location to location, refuging is a common characteristic.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To shelter; to protect.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin refugium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

refuge m (plural refuges)

  1. a refuge

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

refuge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of refugiō

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin refugium.

NounEdit

refuge m (oblique plural refuges, nominative singular refuges, nominative plural refuge)

  1. a refuge
  2. (figuratively) a protector or savior

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 17:06