Translation of "sanctuary" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈsæŋk.tʃʊə.ri/ us /-tʃ

[ no plural ] protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted

asilo, refugio
Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.
The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
figurative If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.

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

a wildlife/bird sanctuary

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


noun /ˈsӕŋktʃuəri/ (plural sanctuaries)

a holy or sacred place

the sanctuary of the god Apollo.

a place of safety from eg arrest

refugio, salvación; asilo
In earlier times a criminal could use a church as a sanctuary.

an area of land in which the killing of wild animals etc is forbidden

a bird sanctuary.

(Translation of “sanctuary” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)