1. a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

Definition categories: man–made, place, property

2. a shelter from danger or hardship

Similar word(s): asylum, refuge

Definition categories: man–made, shelter

3. area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

Similar word(s): bema, chancel

Definition categories: man–made, area

Sentences with sanctuary as a noun:

- My car is a sanctuary, where none can disturb me except for people who cut me off.

- The bird sanctuary has strict restrictions on visitors so the birds aren't disturbed.

- The government granted sanctuary to the defector, protecting him from his former government.