Showing results for asilo. Search instead for el asilo.
asilo
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
asilo(
ah
-
see
-
loh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (institution)
a. home
Mi bisabuela vive en un asilo de ancianos.My great-grandmother lives in a nursing home.
2. (safe place)
a. refuge
Esta iglesia le ofrece asilo a los inmigrantes.This church offers refuge to immigrants.
b. sanctuary
La organización ofrece asilo a aquellos que huyen de conflictos internacionales.The organization offers sanctuary to those fleeing international conflicts.
3. (politics)
a. asylum
La activista solicitó asilo en el consulado canadiense.The activist applied for asylum at the Canadian consulate.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
asilo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hospicio)
a. home
asilo de ancianosold people's home
2. (refugio)
a. refuge, sanctuary
3. (fig)
a. asylum
asilo políticopolitical asylum
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
asilo
1 (institución) home; institution
asilo de ancianos old people's home
asilo de huérfanos orphanage; children's home
asilo de locos lunatic asylum
asilo de niños expósitos orphanage; children's home
asilo de pobres poorhouse
2 (Política) etc asylum; (abrigo) shelter; refuge
derecho de asilo right of sanctuary; pedir (el) asilo político to ask for political asylum
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?