Translation of refuge in Spanish:


refugio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈrɛfˌjuʒ//ˈrɛfˌjudʒ//ˈrɛfjuːdʒ/


  • 1

    (safe place)
    refugio masculine
    to seek refuge from sth/sb refugiarse de algo/algn
    • to take refuge refugiarse
    • we took refuge under a tree nos guarecimos / nos refugiamos bajo un árbol
    • Absolute moral standards provide a safe refuge for those frightened to exercise discretion.
    • In the novel, a young housemaid named Griet innocently entrances Vermeer who comes to see her as a sacred refuge from a soulless marriage.
    • For hundreds of years Turkey was a refuge for Jews driven from " civilised " Christian Europe.
    • But this bar is a great refuge from the madness of weekend London.
    • Researchers found that the forest offered a refuge for bee species, which helped pollinate coffee plants.
    • Mothers were torn between their need to support the discipline of their sons and their desire to provide a refuge from the harshness of that discipline.
    • Well, the Senate today narrowly approved a plan to drill for oil in Alaska's arctic national wildlife refuge.
    • I led the fight to stop the drilling in the Arctic wildlife refuge.
    • After all, home and family should provide a refuge from the clamor of the outside world.
    • In my younger and more vulnerable years, I believed school offered a gentle refuge from the cutthroat savagery of the working world.
    • The pine-shaded forest is a refuge from the city's extreme summer temperatures.
    • Instead she buried herself in the library, which became a refuge from the decadent student world.
    • Upland's owners bought and renovated the hotel three years ago, as a refuge from a high-powered life in the capital city.
    • For many of these young MPs the canteen is proving a refuge from the long-drawn speeches and verbal duels in the House.
    • There was kind of a coup, and he took temporary refuge in the United States.
    • ' Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel ', pronounced Samuel Johnson in 1775.
    • Churches have become the only refuge for people who have lost everything.
    • In the late 15th century, the city became a refuge for Iberian Jews expelled by Phillip II from Spain.
    • Does Eden offer a refuge from the world or the wisdom to accept it?
    • To learn more about Banerjee and his time in the Arctic refuge, click here.
  • 2

    (for battered women)
    refugio (para mujeres maltratadas) masculine
    • Women are flocking to refuges and violent partners are moving back into the family home following the outlawing of temporary barring orders, according to women's aid groups.
    • She said its aims were to encourage more women to report violent incidents in the home and to reverse the trend whereby women and children had little option but to flee to refuges and temporary accommodation.
    • And if their ‘crime’ was to donate 4,000 pairs of footwear to the workhouses, women's refuges and orphanages of war-torn Kosovo, then it was guilty as charged.
    • Children at the York women's refuge were facing a bleak Christmas.
    • I was involved in a single-issue campaign - domestic violence and women's refuges - but that didn't mean that I thought politics was about single issues.
    • The Family Law Act 1996 protects victims of domestic violence and their children, and there are safe refuges and on-going support for families getting away from violent situations.
    • The issue of domestic violence and the absence of a refuge for women who want to escape abusive partners in Sligo was raised.
    • Thus, women's refuges were among the first projects to have been realised.
    • He said there are only five emergency hostels and refuges in Dublin providing a total of 50 units for families.
    • Given the prevalence of domestic violence, women's refuges are essential facilities.
    • Through our social centres, soup runs, hostels, refuges, detox centres, community cafes, day care and residential homes, we get through a lot of tea and coffee.
    • She appealed to the government to raise the profile of refuges for victims of violence and helplines.
    • There is also a network of refuges, in every county except Carlow, some transitional accommodation in Waterford and some limited outreach and settlement support services.
    • Over time, physical conditions in the East Anglian refuges have improved and accommodation is no longer squalid and over-crowded.
    • Women's refuges, local hospices and day centres are also members of the Scrapstore.
    • While police and magistrates take punitive action to try to stop physical assaults, and refuges provide a safe haven for women and children trying to escape violence, curing such violence is not easy.
    • For many years Bendigo-based Julie Oberin was Chair of the Women's Services Network, the peak body for women's domestic violence services, including refuges.
    • In investigating domestic violence, it is tempting for academics to speak to only those more easily accessible women who are resident in refuges, rather than other victims.
    • She moved in with Young as a teenager and the couple had three children, but she fled to a woman's refuge after suffering violent beatings.
  • 3

    (on mountain)
    refugio (de montaña) masculine
  • 4US

    (bird sanctuary)
    reserva ornitológica feminine
  • 5British

    (traffic island)
    isla feminine
    isla peatonal feminine
    isla de peatones feminine
    • ‘There are likely to be central pedestrian refuges up to 1.8 metres wide,’ said planning officer Sian Watson.
    • There, roads are generally free of cycle lanes, red or green painted patches, pedestrian refuges, traffic islands, widened pavements for cycle use and silly speed limits.
    • Raised medians at the centre of the carriageway could also serve as pedestrian refuges.
    • What we are looking at is either traffic lights or possibly a roundabout, because a traffic island and refuge would only benefit car users and not public transport.
    • This will be impossible if there is a pedestrian refuge in the middle of the road.
    • Traffic calming proposals included the creation of a central refuge at the west end of the village to help elderly people cross the road.