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Definition of the noun refugee

What does refugee mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: refugees

  1. an exile who flees for safety
    • examples: The refugee crossed the line safely. | The principal cause of death in refugee camps is the lack of nourishment. | Sanitary conditions in the refugee camps were terrible. | He donated $10000 to the refugee fund. | Tom applied for refugee status. | Tom is a refugee. | Dadaab is a refugee camp in Kenya. | He donated $10,000 to the refugee fund. | The refugees took shelter in a refugee camp from the Red-Cross.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: exile / expat / expatriate = a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
    • more specific terms: displaced person / stateless person / DP = a person forced to flee from home or country

Alternative definition of the noun refugee


  1. A person seeking refuge in a foreign country out of fear of political persecution or the prospect of such persecution in his home country, i.e., a person seeking a political asylum.
  2. A person seeking refuge in a foreign country due to poverty and no prospect of overcoming said poverty in his home country, i.e., a person seeking an economic asylum.
  3. A person seeking refuge due to a natural disaster.
  4. A person formally granted a political or economic asylum by a country other than his home country.


  1. "Refugee" is a 2000 Indian film written and directed by J. P. Dutta. The film marked the debuts of Abhishek Bachchan, son of popular actor Amitabh Bachchan, and Kareena Kapoor, the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. The film also starred Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty and Anupam Kher. The film performed moderately well at the box office and was the fifth highest grossing film of that year.
  2. "Refugee" is a 2006 Bengali film directed by Haranath Chakraborty and produced by Shree Venkatesh Films under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films. The film features actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rambha in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Jeet Ganguly. The film was a remake of Telugu film Chatrapathi.


"Refugee" is a book published in 1983 that was written by Piers Anthony.

  • language: English Language
  • released in (32 years ago)


  1. Refugee is a fictional character from the 2012 film Die Welt.
  2. Refugee is a fictional character from the 2000 film Refugee.
  3. Refugee is a fictional character from the 2002 film Kannathil Muthamittal.
  4. Refugee is a fictional character from the 2011 film Thoppul Kodi.


  1. "Refugee" is a song recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in January 1980 as the second single from their album Damn the Torpedoes. It peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1980. The song is in compound AABA form.
  2. "Refugee": Refugee was the self-titled and only album of Refugee. The album was originally issued on Charisma Records in March 1974. It was re-released under the TimeWave label on 27 June 2006.
  3. "Refugee" is the soundtrack album of the 2000 film.
    • also known as Refugee soundtrack
    • artist: Anu Malik
    • genre: Soundtrack
    • released in (15 years ago)
  4. "Refugee" is the only album by Bad4Good, a quartet of teenagers that included Brooks Wackerman and Danny Cooksey, released in August 1992 by Interscope Records. The album was produced by Steve Vai.
    • genre: Heavy metal
    • released on (22 years ago)
  5. "Refugee" is a composition.
  6. "Refugee" is a musical album of The Savage Rose.
    • released in (44 years ago)
  7. "Refugee" is a musical single of Oi-Va-Voi.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  8. "Refugee" is a musical album of Refugee.
    • also known as Refugee Live In Concert 1974
    • released on
  9. "Refugee" is a musical single of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
    • released on (34 years ago)
  10. "Refugee" is a musical album of Samson.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  11. "Refugee" is a musical album of Hector Martignon.
    • released in (8 years ago)


  1. Refugee was a progressive rock group formed by former The Nice members, bassist Lee Jackson and drummer Brian Davison, with keyboardist Patrick Moraz.
  2. Refugee is a musical group.
    • album: "Burning From the Inside Out"

There are other groups with in their name, like Refugee Camp Allstars and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars.


  1. Refugee: A refugee is a person who is outside their home country because they have suffered persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, or political opinion; because they are a member of a persecuted social category of persons; or because they are fleeing a war. Such a person may be called an "asylum seeker" until recognized by the state where they make a claim.
    • also known as 难民
    • award: - Nobel Peace Prize (In the final decade of his life, Nansen devoted himself primarily to the League of Nations, following his appointment in 1921 as the League's High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of the First World War and related conflicts. Among the initiatives he introduced was the "Nansen passport" for stateless persons, a certificate recognised by more than 50 countries. He worked on behalf of refugees until his sudden death in 1930, after which the League established the Nansen International Office for Refugees to ensure that his work continued. This office received the Nobel Peace Prize for 1938.), received by Fridtjof Nansen
  2. Refugee is the first track released from Simple Minds founding member and vocalist Jim Kerr's first solo album Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr in early 2010, although "Shadowland" was the first official single release from the project. According to Jim Kerr the track was written three years earlier but never had been properly arranged before producer Jez Coad started to work on the song. A short, instrumental edit of the first opening bars could be heard on the first incarnation of the Lostboy! AKA website, the same snippet was also being used by Sky Sports as the theme for their live broadcast of the Scotland football game on March 4, 2010. The album version of the track "Refugee" was exclusively premiered on Billy Sloan's radio show of the March 7, 2010, along with an exclusive remix by Simon Hayward. Both of these tracks were then added to the Lostboy! AKA YouTube Channel.

Phrases with Refugee

Phrases starting with the word Refugee:

  1. refugee camp
  2. Refugee Regatta

Phrases ending with the word Refugee:

  1. Economic Refugee
  2. Environmental Refugee

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Refugee

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Google previewHome Vegetable Gardening (1949)

In the Central and High Plains and Mountain Valleys by Myron Francis Babb, James Ellsworth Kraus

Refugee is a latematuring, productive variety highly resistant to common bean mosaic. It produces mediumlength, round, straight, light-silver-green, fleshy, stringless pods of high quality. It is of special value for planting with early- maturing ...

Google previewHandling and Storing Soft Corn on the Farm (1945)

by Claude Kedzie Shedd

Refugee is a late-maturing, productive variety highly resistant to common bean mosaic. It produces medium-length, round, straight, light-silver-green, fleshy, stringless pods of high quality. It is of special value for planting with early- maturing ...

Google previewThe Refugee in International Society (2008)

Between Sovereigns by Emma Haddad

The refugee is the outsider in Malkki's 'national order of things',16 constructed by Soguk's statist politics and needing...

the refugee is an inevitable if unanticipated side-effect of the international states system at work, since there is a mutually ...

Google previewProtection of Officials of Foreign States According to International Law (1983)

by Franciszek Przetacznik

The Committee declared that the power of the State granting asylum to determine whether the refugee is a political offender is essential for the continued existence of the institution of asylum.65 In the opinion of the Committee, an obligatory ...

Google previewJoel, Obadiah, Malachi (2009)

by David W. Baker

By definition of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary Of Disaster Medicine And International Relief (2012)

English, Français, Español by S. William A. Gunn

Refugee processing centre (centre d'ache- Assistance in material facilities, perTechnical cooperation among developing countries. Redevelopment or Red Crescent Society of every country. Redevelopment (réaménagement, reordenación ...

Google previewDictionary of Latino Civil Rights History (2006)

by F. Arturo Rosales

CUBAN REFUGEE EMERGENCY CENTER In 1960, in response to an appeal from the Cuban Refugee Committee, President Eisenhower authorized the Mutual Security Act to allot one million dollars to resettle Cuban refugees fleeing ...

Google previewContemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2015)

by Kathleen R. Arnold

The two refugee groups they were trying to help were from Burma and Ethiopia and both were employed in the poultry industry. Another important resource for immigrants and refugees is the West Virginia University College of Law Immigration ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of North American Immigration (2009)

by John Powell

Although Thomas Jefferson spoke eloquently on behalf of asylum for “unhappy fugitives from distress,” the United States followed no consistent refugee policy until after World War II (1939–45). With virtually open immigration to the United ...

Google previewUndocumented Immigrants in the United States: An Encyclopedia of Their Experience [2 volumes] (2014)

by Anna Ochoa O'Leary

The United States Refugee Act of 1980 was the first major reform on the admission and resettlement of refugees in several decades, amending the Immigration and Nationality Act. Signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on March 17, 1980, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia and Dictionary of Education (1922)

A Comprehensive, Practical and Authoritative Guide on All Matters Connected with Education, Including Educational Principles and Practice, Various Types of Teaching Institutions, and Educational Systems Throughout the World by Foster Watson

In 1552, the Swiss refugee, Augustine Bernher, collected Latimer's sermons. It is difficult to ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism (2016)

by Immanuel Ness, Zak Cope

The UN Convention definition above and more broadly refugee law re- encompass within the inter-state system what escapes from the trinity 'nation– state–territory', thus defusing such challenge. The refugee represents the ' exception' on ...

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Small photo of Passau, Germany - August 1st, 2015: Syrian refugee girl at a camp in Passau, Germany. The several organisations try to push them through registration fast in order to manage the critical situationSmall photo of Refugees and barbed wire fencing. Refugee conceptSmall photo of Thessaloniki, Greece - November 15, 2017. A refugee boy from Syria looks at the camera, as refugees protest in Aristotelous Square, demanding for the borders of European Union to open for them.Small photo of Refugee men and fenceSmall photo of Thessaloniki, Greece - November 15, 2017. A young refugee man reacts in front of a Greek police blockade, as refugees try to march from Thessaloniki to the Greek - Macedonian border.Small photo of Refugee hand on fence. Refugee concept.Dark tone. Vintage.The control strip at the borderSmall photo of Thessaloniki, Greece - November 15, 2017. A refugee boy holds his suitcase, as refugees get ready to march from Thessaloniki city to the Greek - Macedonian border. More...

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Sign language

Teaching refugee children sign language

It was easier to teach them sign language then it was to teach them English or to learn Kurdish.

Quotes about Refugee

The world has closed its eyes to the humanitarian catastrophe in Azerbaijan, where every seventh citizen is a refugee. (Leonid Kuchma)
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Scrabble value of R1E1F4U1G2E1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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