1. asylum

noun. ['əˈsaɪləm'] a shelter from danger or hardship.


  • shelter
  • harbour
  • safe house
  • safehold
  • harbor
  • refuge

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Rhymes with Asylum

  • phylum

How do you pronounce asylum?

Pronounce asylum as əˈsaɪləm.

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Sentences with asylum

1. Adjective
Some work with asylum seekers who are escaping war, gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Other reasons could be that war has broken out in your country or you are seeking political asylum.

3. Adverb
Once an individual is granted asylum, their immediate family is eligible for similar consideration.

Quotes about asylum

1. A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. I wonder if rooms in an insane asylum have Do Not Disturb signs for the doors. I should hope not, because knock or no knock, every occupant in those rooms is already disturbed.
- Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

3. There was a time when our desire for each other would have landed us in an asylum or prison, had it not been sanctioned by mutual assent. True or false.
- Lawrence Krauser, Lemon

2. asylum

noun. ['əˈsaɪləm'] a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person.


  • nuthouse
  • Bedlam
  • crazy house
  • infirmary
  • madhouse
  • institution
  • mental institution
  • sanatorium
  • insane asylum
  • snake pit
  • mental home
  • mental hospital
  • booby hatch
  • psychiatric hospital
  • cuckoo's nest
  • funny house
  • loony bin
  • hospital
  • nut house


  • increase
  • insecurity
  • divest
  • show