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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sanctuary /'sæɳktjuəri/
  • danh từ
    • nơi tôn nghiêm (nhà thờ, chùa chiền)
    • nơi bí ẩn, chỗ thầm kín
      • the sanctuary of the heart: nơi bí ẩn trong lòng
    • nơi trú ẩn, nơi trốn tránh, nơi cư trú
      • to take (seek) sanctuary: tìn nơi ẩn tránh
      • to violate (break) sanctuary: bắt bớ (hành hung) (ai) ở nơi trú ẩn
      • rights of sanctuary: quyền bảo hộ, quyền cho cư trú
    • khu bảo tồn chim muông thú rừng
Concise Dictionary
sanctuaries'sæŋktʃʊərɪ /-erɪ
+a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
+a shelter from danger or hardship
+area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 sanctum, shrine, chapel, temple, church, house of worship, house of God; synagogue, mosque, pagoda:
All of us retire at this time to the sanctuary for evening prayer.
2 asylum, refuge, retreat, protection, shelter, safety:
Formerly, criminals could seek sanctuary in churches.
3 (nature or wildlife) reserve or preserve, reservation, conservation area, national park:
If housing is built here, it will destroy the bird sanctuary.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun (plural sanctuaries)
1 [C] an area where wild birds or animals are protected and encouraged to breed: a bird / wildlife sanctuary
2 [U] safety and protection, especially for people who are being chased or attacked: to take sanctuary in a place + The government offered sanctuary to 4 000 refugees. + She longed for the sanctuary of her own home. + a place of sanctuary
3 [C, usually sing.] a safe place, especially one where people who are being chased or attacked can stay and be protected: The church became a sanctuary for the refugees.
4 [C] a holy building or the part of it that is considered the most holy: the sanctuary of Poseidon at Sourvion + Women were forbidden to enter the sanctuary.
Collocation Dictionary


Thousands of refugees have sought sanctuary in neighbouring countries.
| take
In former times, criminals could take sanctuary inside a church.
| give sb, offer (sb)


~ from
It had been built as a sanctuary from World War II bombs.

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