Translation of "sanctuary" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈsæŋk.tʃʊə.ri/ us /ˈsæŋk.tʃ

[ C usually singular, U ] protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted

Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church. 非法移民把当地的一座教堂当作避难所。
The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees. 这座小教堂成为难民的庇护所。
figurative If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study. 如果想清静一会儿,我就躲进自己的书房。

[ C ] a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from being hunted or dangerous conditions

a wildlife/bird sanctuary 野生动物/鸟类保护区

[ C ] the most holy part of a religious building


(Translation of “sanctuary” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)