Meaning of refuge

ref•uge

Pronunciation: (ref'yj), [key]
— n., v., -uged, -ug•ing.
—n.
  1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm.
  2. a place of shelter, protection, or safety.
  3. anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.
—v.t.
  1. to afford refuge to.
—v.i.
  1. to take refuge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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