Refuge is a place or state of safety. It may also refer to a more specific meaning:

  • Area of refuge, a location in a building that may be used by occupants in the event of a fire
  • Mountain hut, a shelter for travelers in mountainous areas, often remote
  • Women's refuge, another term for women's shelter
  • Refuge (United Kingdom charity), a British charity for female victims of domestic violence
  • A place intended to shelter cultural property, in the context of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
  • Wildlife refuge, a sanctuary or protected area for wildlife
  • Refuge (population biology), a location of an isolated or relict population of a previously more widespread species
  • A controversial evangelical Christian "ex-gay" conversion therapy program for homosexual teenagers run by Love In Action
  • Refuge (Buddhism), the basis of being a Buddhist
  • Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, a book by Terry Tempest Williams
  • Refuge Records, a record label in the 1980s
  • An 1999 episode of the TV series Law & Order
  • Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Refuge, a 1988 novel by Rob Chilson
  • "The Refuge" (The Outer Limits), an episode of the television series
  • Refuge crop, a non-genetically modified food crop planted alongside a genetically modified one to prevent or slow the development of predators resistant to its modified properties by purposely encouraging the mating of species across said crops
  • The Refuge (film), a 2009 French drama directed by Fran├žois Ozon
  • Right of asylum, protection of a person persecuted for political or religious beliefs by another sovereign authority
  • Refuge (ecology), a place where an organism can escape from predation

Famous quotes containing the word refuge:

    The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
    Leonard Cohen (b. 1934)

    The world of crime ... is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    Man’s feeble race what ills await!
    Labour, and Penury, the racks of Pain,
    Disease, and Sorrow’s weeping train,
    And Death, sad refuge from the storms of Fate!
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)