American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- v. To provide cover or protection for.
- v. To invest (income) to protect it from taxation.
- v. To take cover; find refuge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- 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 refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something
- n. An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc
- v. transitive To provide cover
- v. intransitive To take cover
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- v. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
- v. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
- v. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively.
- v. To take shelter.
- 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
- Perhaps from Middle English sheltron, tight battle formation, from Old English scildtruma : scield, shield; see shield + truma, troop. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘shelter’.
Unabashedly stolen from a comment made by courier12.
( personal list )
Words used to create the names of Pokémon, which are usually portmanteaux.
My big word list.
This is a list of my favourite words (phrases) in english, as a second language. I love them mostly because of how they sound and their meaning.
Words I like mostly because of the way they sound and feel.
Very basic words for ESL students.
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