verb (used with object), ref·uged, ref·ug·ing.
verb (used without object), ref·uged, ref·ug·ing.
Origin of refuge
Examples from the Web for refuge
They carved a refuge out of the wilderness and then, in 200 years, built it into the most powerful nation on earth.
The regions where it is strong have served as a refuge for al Qaeda, which is the main American target.Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America|Sami Yousafzai|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Casa Bruja is a diamond in the rough, a refuge among all this bedlam.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He bought a garage and he offered a refuge or sorts to a faction of the Juárez cartel that threw in its lot with El Chapo.
Public schools remain the refuge of those who have no other place to go.
Their destiny is in your hand and mine—a free Nation without a slave—the hope, refuge and inspiration of the world.The Southerner|Thomas Dixon
Within its walls he was as secure as was the ancient Hebrew in his city of refuge.Milton's England|Lucia Ames Mead
And Lynda became fascinated with the little bungalow across the river, known as The Refuge.The Man Thou Gavest|Harriet T. Comstock
Olo means fort and Senga a parrot, and hence the island was called Olosenga—the fort or refuge of parrots.Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before|George Turner
It would be endless to describe the herd of real or self styled reformers that peopled this place of refuge.The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")|Nathaniel Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for refuge
Word Origin for refuge
Word Origin and History for refuge
"shelter or protection from danger or distress," late 14c., from Old French refuge "hiding place" (12c.), from Latin refugium "a taking refuge; place to flee back to," from re- "back" (see re-) + fugere "to flee" (see fugitive) + -ium "place for."