Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sanctuary

3 senses of sanctuary

Sense 1
sanctuary -- (a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept)
       => place, property -- (any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House")

Sense 2
refuge, sanctuary, asylum -- (a shelter from danger or hardship)
       => shelter -- (a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger)

Sense 3
chancel, sanctuary, bema -- (area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing)
       => area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")

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