Pronunciation: (ref'yOOj), [key]
—n., v., -uged, -ug•ing.
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.
Archaic.to afford refuge to.
Archaic.to take refuge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.