from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something that provides cover or protection, as from the weather.
- n. A refuge; a haven.
- n. An establishment that provides temporary housing for homeless people.
- n. The state of being covered or protected.
- transitive v. To provide cover or protection for.
- transitive v. To invest (income) to protect it from taxation.
- intransitive v. To take cover; find refuge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something
- n. An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc
- v. To provide cover
- v. To take cover
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
- n. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
- n. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
- intransitive v. To take shelter.
- transitive v. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
- transitive v. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
- transitive v. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To protect from exposure, attack, injury, distress, or the like; afford cover or protection to; hence, to harbor: as, to shelter thieves.
- To place under cover or shelter; seek shelter or protection for; house; with a reflexive pronoun, to take refuge; betake one's self to cover or a safe place.
- Synonyms To Defend, Protect, etc. (see keep), shield, screen, shroud, house, ensconce, hide.
- To take shelter.
- n. A cover or defense from exposure, attack, injury, distress, annoyance, or the like; whatever shields or serves as a protection, as from the weather, attack, etc.; a place of protection: as, a shelter from the rain or wind; a shelter for the friendless.
- n. The protection or immunity from attack, exposure, distress, etc., afforded by a place or thing; refuge; asylum.
- n. Synonyms Screen, shield.
- n. Cover, covert, sanctuary, haven. See the verb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
- v. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
- n. protective covering that provides protection from the weather
- n. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
- v. provide shelter for
- n. the condition of being protected
- n. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
They have about 350 beds at about 15 locations around throughout the City and since they are self-managed, the cost per person sheltered at a SHARE shelter is 1/3 to 1/10 (costs range greatly depending on the case management needs of folks in shelter) of what it costs the city to fund other shelters.
The term "shelter" magazine is used for the most upscale home magazines, which focus on living well.
Being the humanitarian that I am, I obligingly pulled out my pocket knife – I carry a pocket knife because the walk from the parking garage to the shelter is about 1/4 of a mile and it is a sketchy neighborhood – but anyway I pulled out my pocket knife and I got it off for him.
Hurry the shelter is almost full for the evening. ck
SANCHEZ: ... what they called the shelter of last resort.
So the carport that I believe you see in the video is what we refer to as a shelter of last resort.
So, we were forced to take what we call a shelter of last resort.
They insult 1 minute ago 1:41 PM Notice the word "shelter".
One rainy day, she takes shelter from a warehouse which is apparently occupied by some group of motorcycle enthusiasts, the Rideback Club.
So she called the shelter and was soon running with the men.
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