Definition and Meanings for sanctuary

·This dictionary definitions come from open dictionary GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
·The meaning of a word in English varies according to its part of speech , for this reason the different meanings are ordered by their part of speech.
·It is a very easy to use dictionary , very well structured that will allow you to solve all your doubts on any word and you also will deepen the knowledge of the English language.

Sanctuary is ranked 6,064 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of sanctuary


Etymology of sanctuary

oe. seintuarie, of. saintuaire, f. sanctuaire, fr. l. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. see saint

Meaning of sanctuary

as noun

  • a sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site.;the most retired part of the temple at jerusalem, called the holy of holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most sacred part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at jerusalem.;the most sacred part of any religious building, esp. that part of a christian church in which the altar is placed.;a house consecrated to the worship of god; a place where divine service is performed; a church, temple, or other place of worship.;a sacred and inviolable asylum; a place of refuge and protection; shelter; refuge; protection.
  • No antonyms for sanctuary

  • Nouns. Types of Nouns
    Nouns. Types of Nouns

    Nouns in English are words that are naming either an idea, thing, quality, place or person. They can be either in plural or singular form, and they most of the time need a determiner or article in order to exist in a sentence. It’s important to note that adjectives can be used to describe nouns and, maybe the interesting thing is that the English language has more nouns than verbs or any other kind of word.

  • Verbs.Types of Verbs
    Verbs.Types of Verbs

    1. Definition and function of verbs

    In English, the verb shows the action, state, occurrence in a sentence, being the principal part of the predicate. The function of the verbs is to describe the action, conditions, or state regarding to the subject. They state is something happened, is happening or will happen in the future.

  • Punctuation Rules in English
    Punctuation Rules in English

    Are you confused about punctuation in English? Well, then you have come to the right place! I hope to explain punctuation rules briefly with clarity.