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refuge

 
Noun refuge has 4 senses
  1. safety, refuge - a safe place; "He ran to safety"
    --1 is a kind of area, country
    --1 has particulars: harborage, harbourage
  2. 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
  3. refuge, sanctuary, asylum - a shelter from danger or hardship
    --3 is a kind of shelter
    --3 has particulars: harbor, harbour; safehold; safe house
  4. 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
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