Today’s word of the day is ‘Refuge‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Refuge [ ref-yooj ]
What is the etymology of the word?
The word refuge came from the Latin word refugium.
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is a noun, i.e., it is the main subject of a sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Sharan
2. Spanish – Refugio
3. French – Refuge
4. Mandarin – Bìnàn suǒ
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. Unsuccessful presidential candidates often find refuge back in the marble buildings to the east of Capitol Street.
2. They took refuge in a bomb shelter.
3. During the frequent air-raids, people took refuge in their cellars.
4. In such context, the museum becomes not just a place for reflection, but a site of refuge and protection.
5. If it is the refuge you seek, you will only be granted it by swearing allegiance to us.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
asylum, fortress, haven, hideaway, hideout, protection, resort, retreat, sanctuary, security, shelter, stronghold, ambush, anchorage, cover, covert, den, escape, exit, expedient, harbor, harborage, hole, home, immunity, makeshift, opening, outlet, port, preserve, recourse, resource, shield, stopgap, etc.
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
closure, entrance, permanent, solid, etc
TTheir blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
Francis Scott Key
'Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, 'You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.''
Psalm 16:1-2 pic.twitter.com/tYKW95l3hP
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) July 6, 2021