Definitions For Sanctuary


  • Area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
  • A shelter from danger or hardship
  • A consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
  • A place where someone or something is protected or given shelter
  • The protection that is provided by a safe place
  • The room inside a church, synagogue, etc., where religious services are held

Is Sanctuary a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Sanctuary is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Sanctuary in a Sentence

  • The house was a sanctuary for runaway teens.
  • The refugees found sanctuary when they crossed the border.
  • The sanctuary contains the altar of sacrifice.

Synonyms for Sanctuary

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