refugee-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: an exile forced to flee because of danger, e.g., because of war, disaster, persecution

Commentary: REFUGEE[+person][+exile][+forced][+by_danger]

Their nation has offered asylum for these political refugees.
He came to this country as a refugee from famine and became a millionaire.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1