refuge has definitions from the field of housing
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[ noun ] (housing) a shelter from danger or hardship

Synonyms

asylum sanctuary

2
[ noun ] something or someone turned to for assistance or security

Synonyms

resort recourse

Examples

: "his only recourse was the police" "took refuge in lying"

Related terms

resource shadow fall_back

3
[ noun ] a safe place

Synonyms

safety

Examples

"He ran to safety"

Related terms

area harborage

4
[ noun ] act of turning to for assistance

Synonyms

recourse resort

Examples

: "have recourse to the courts" "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

Related terms

aid fall_back

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