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Noun refuge has 4 senses
- safety, refuge - a safe place; "He ran to safety"
--1 is a kind of area, country
--1 has particulars: harborage, harbourage
- recourse, refuge, resort - something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
--2 is a kind of resource
--2 has particulars: shadow
- refuge, sanctuary, asylum - a shelter from danger or hardship
--3 is a kind of shelter
--3 has particulars: harbor, harbour; safehold; safe house
- recourse, resort, refuge - act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
--4 is a kind of aid, assist, assistance, help