1. [ noun ] (housing) a shelter from danger or hardship
Synonyms: asylum refuge
Related terms: shelter safe_house harbor safehold
2. [ noun ] (geography) a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
Related terms: place Tabernacle holy_of_holies
3. [ noun ] area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
Synonyms: chancel bema
Related terms: area church choir
Similar spelling:   sanctum