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shel·ter

 (shĕl′tər)
n.
1.
a. Something, especially a structure, that provides cover or protection, as from the weather: a shelter for hikers.
b. An institution providing temporary housing and sometimes counseling, as for the homeless, runaways, or victims of domestic violence.
c. An establishment that cares for unwanted or stray animals and tries to find owners for them.
2. The state of being covered or protected: The fox found shelter in a cave.
v. shel·tered, shel·ter·ing, shel·ters
v.tr.
1. To provide cover or protection for: trees that sheltered the cows; agents who sheltered the spies.
2. To invest (income) to protect it from taxation.
v.intr.
To take cover; find refuge: We sheltered under the store's awning during the storm.

[Perhaps from Middle English sheltron, tight battle formation, from Old English scildtruma : scield, shield; see shield + truma, troop; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

shel′ter·er n.
shel′ter·less adj.
Synonyms: shelter, cover, retreat, refuge, asylum, sanctuary
These nouns refer to places affording protection, as from danger, or to the state of being protected. Shelter usually implies a covered or enclosed area that protects temporarily, as from injury or attack: built a shelter out of pine and hemlock boughs. Cover suggests something that conceals: traveled under cover of darkness. Retreat applies chiefly to a secluded place to which one retires for meditation, peace, or privacy: a rural cabin that served as a weekend retreat. Refuge suggests a place of escape from pursuit or from difficulties that beset one: "The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life" (George Bernard Shaw).
Asylum adds to refuge the idea of legal protection or of immunity from arrest: Were the dissidents able to find asylum in another country? Sanctuary denotes a sacred or inviolable place of refuge: political refugees finding sanctuary in a monastery.

shelter

(ˈʃɛltə)
n
1. something that provides cover or protection, as from weather or danger; place of refuge
2. the protection afforded by such a cover; refuge
3. the state of being sheltered
vb
4. (tr) to provide with or protect by a shelter
5. (intr) to take cover, as from rain; find refuge
6. (tr) to act as a shelter for; take under one's protection
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈshelterer n
ˈshelterless adj

shel•ter

(ˈʃɛl tər)

n.
1. something beneath, behind, or within which one is covered or protected, as from storms or danger; refuge.
2. the protection or refuge afforded by such a thing: We took shelter in a nearby barn.
3. a building serving as a temporary refuge or residence, as for homeless persons or abandoned animals.
v.t.
5. to act as a shelter for; afford shelter to.
6. to provide with a shelter; place under cover.
7. to take under one's protection; protect.
8. to invest (money) in a tax shelter.
v.i.
9. to take shelter; find a refuge.
[1575–85]
shel′ter•er, n.

shelter

- May come from Middle English sheltron, a body of troops that protected itself in battle with a covering of joined shields.
See also related terms for protected.

shelter

An International Organization for Standardization container outfitted with live- or work-in capability. See also International Organization for Standardization.

shelter


Past participle: sheltered
Gerund: sheltering

Imperative
shelter
shelter
Present
I shelter
you shelter
he/she/it shelters
we shelter
you shelter
they shelter
Preterite
I sheltered
you sheltered
he/she/it sheltered
we sheltered
you sheltered
they sheltered
Present Continuous
I am sheltering
you are sheltering
he/she/it is sheltering
we are sheltering
you are sheltering
they are sheltering
Present Perfect
I have sheltered
you have sheltered
he/she/it has sheltered
we have sheltered
you have sheltered
they have sheltered
Past Continuous
I was sheltering
you were sheltering
he/she/it was sheltering
we were sheltering
you were sheltering
they were sheltering
Past Perfect
I had sheltered
you had sheltered
he/she/it had sheltered
we had sheltered
you had sheltered
they had sheltered
Future
I will shelter
you will shelter
he/she/it will shelter
we will shelter
you will shelter
they will shelter
Future Perfect
I will have sheltered
you will have sheltered
he/she/it will have sheltered
we will have sheltered
you will have sheltered
they will have sheltered
Future Continuous
I will be sheltering
you will be sheltering
he/she/it will be sheltering
we will be sheltering
you will be sheltering
they will be sheltering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sheltering
you have been sheltering
he/she/it has been sheltering
we have been sheltering
you have been sheltering
they have been sheltering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sheltering
you will have been sheltering
he/she/it will have been sheltering
we will have been sheltering
you will have been sheltering
they will have been sheltering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sheltering
you had been sheltering
he/she/it had been sheltering
we had been sheltering
you had been sheltering
they had been sheltering
Conditional
I would shelter
you would shelter
he/she/it would shelter
we would shelter
you would shelter
they would shelter
Past Conditional
I would have sheltered
you would have sheltered
he/she/it would have sheltered
we would have sheltered
you would have sheltered
they would have sheltered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from dangershelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
cookhouse - a detached or outdoor shelter for cooking; "the circus used a tent as their cookhouse"
dugout - either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
fallout shelter - a shelter to protect occupants from the fallout from an atomic bomb
haven, oasis - a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
hovel, shack, shanty, hut, hutch - small crude shelter used as a dwelling
army hut, field hut, hut - temporary military shelter
pigeon loft, loft - a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept
mantelet, mantlet - portable bulletproof shelter
asylum, sanctuary, refuge - a shelter from danger or hardship
sconce - a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
cyclone cellar, storm cellar, tornado cellar - an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"
2.shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
bell cot, bell cote - a small shelter for bells; has a gable or shed roof
birdhouse - a shelter for birds
canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
cote - a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)
dog house, doghouse, kennel - outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
lean-to - rough shelter whose roof has only one slope
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
roost - a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
sconce - a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
sentry box - a small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather
3.shelter - the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
security - the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"
indemnity, insurance - protection against future loss
radioprotection - protection against harmful effects of radiation
4.shelter - a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
5.shelter - temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
refugee camp, camp - shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
Verb1.shelter - provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
domiciliate, house, put up - provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
kennel - put up in a kennel; "kennel a dog"
stable - shelter in a stable; "stable horses"
stall - put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"
harbour, harbor - secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
2.shelter - invest (money) so that it is not taxable
invest, commit, put, place - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"

shelter

noun
1. cover, screen, awning, shiel (Scot.) a bus shelter
2. protection, safety, refuge, cover, security, defence, safeguarding, sanctuary, roof over your head the hut where they were given food and shelter
3. refuge, haven, sanctuary, retreat, asylum, safe haven, safe house a shelter for homeless women
verb
1. take shelter, hide, seek refuge, take cover, seek protection a man sheltering in a doorway
2. protect, shield, harbour, safeguard, cover, save, hide, guard, defend, take in, keep safe, keep from harm A neighbour sheltered the boy for seven days.
protect risk, expose, endanger, leave open, imperil, lay open, make vulnerable

shelter

noun
1. Dwellings in general:
Idiom: a roof over one's head.
2. Something that physically protects, especially from danger:
3. An institution that provides care and shelter:
4. The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship:
verb
To give refuge to:
Translations
مكان للوقايَهمَلْجَأمَلجأ، مأوىيَقي، يَحْمييَلجأ، يَحْتَمي، يَخْتَبِئ
chatachránitochranapřístřešekpřístřeší
lyskærmelæskur
suojasuojapaikkasuojatasuojautuaturvapaikka
sklonište
oltalmazrejtõzik
húsaskjól, skÿlileita skjóls, vera í skjóliskÿla, verndaskÿli
避難所
대피소
slėptis
aizsargātaizsegtdot patvērumunojumepaslēpties
prístrešok
dati zavetjepokrito avtobusno postajališčeščititiskriti sezaklonišče
skydd
ที่กำบัง
nơi trú ẩn

shelter

[ˈʃeltəʳ]
A. N
1. (= protection) → protección f, refugio m
there was no shelter from the rain/sunno había dónde protegerse de la lluvia/del sol
to seek shelter (from) (rain, sun) → buscar dónde protegerse (de); (persecution) → buscar dónde refugiarse (de)
to take shelterrefugiarse, guarecerse
we took shelter from the storm in a cavenos refugiamos or nos cobijamos de la tormenta en una cueva
2. (= accommodation) → alojamiento m
to seek shelter for the nightbuscar dónde pasar la noche
3. (= construction) (on mountain) → refugio m, albergue m; (for homeless people, battered women) → refugio m, centro m de acogida
bus sheltermarquesina f de autobús
air-raid shelterrefugio m antiaéreo
B. VT
1. (= protect) → proteger (from de) a spot sheltered from the windun sitio protegido or al abrigo del viento
2. (fig) → proteger (from de) you can't shelter your children from the outside world foreverno se puede proteger a nuestros hijos del mundo exterior eternamente
3. (= hide) [+ fugitive, criminal] → esconder, ocultar, dar asilo a
C. VIrefugiarse, guarecerse (from de) to shelter from the rainrefugiarse or guarecerse de la lluvia
to shelter behind sth (fig) → escudarse en or tras algo, ampararse en algo

shelter

[ˈʃɛltər]
n
(= structure) → abri m bus shelter
(= refuge) (for homeless people, victims of abuse)refuge m
(= protection) → abri m
to take shelter → se mettre à l'abri, s'abriter
to take shelter from sth → s'abriter de qch
to seek shelter → chercher refuge
to give shelter [tree, hut] → abriter
to give sb shelter for the night [person] → héberger qn pour la nuit
vt
(= protect from wind, rain, sun) → abriter
(= give lodging to) [+ fugitive, runaway, illegal immigrant] → donner asile à

shelter

n (= protection)Schutz m; (= place)Unterstand m; (= air-raid shelter)(Luftschutz)keller or -bunker m; (= bus shelter)Wartehäuschen nt; (= mountain shelter)(Berg- or Schutz)hütte f; (for the night) → Obdach nt (liter), → Unterkunft f; a shelter for homeless peopleein Obdachlosenheim or -asyl nt; under the shelter of the rockim Schutze des Felsens; when the ship reached shelterals das Schiff eine sichere or schützende Stelle erreichte; to take sheltersich in Sicherheit bringen; (from rain, hail etc) → sich unterstellen; to seek shelterSchutz suchen; to run for shelterZuflucht suchen; to give somebody shelterjdn beherbergen; to provide shelter for somebodyjdm Schutz bieten; (= accommodation)jdn beherbergen; the peasants offered the guerrillas shelterdie Bauern boten den Partisanen Zuflucht
vtschützen (→ from vor +dat); criminalverstecken; to shelter somebody from blamejdn gegen Vorwürfe in Schutz nehmen; to shelter somebody from harmjdn vor Schaden bewahren; the police think he’s sheltering someonedie Polizei glaubt, dass er jemanden deckt; parents sheltering their children from harsh realityEltern, die ihre Kinder vor der rauen Wirklichkeit behüten
vi there was nowhere to shelterman konnte nirgends Schutz finden; (from rain etc) → man konnte sich nirgends unterstellen; a good place to sheltereine Stelle, wo man gut geschützt ist; we sheltered in a shop doorwaywir stellten uns in einem Ladeneingang unter; we sheltered behind the rockswir stellten uns zum Schutz hinter die Felsen; to shelter behind a friend/one’s reputation (fig)sich hinter einem Freund/seinem Ansehen verstecken

shelter

[ˈʃɛltəʳ]
1. n
a. (protection) → riparo
under the shelter of → al riparo di
to seek shelter (from) → cercare riparo (da or contro), ripararsi (da)
to take shelter (from) → mettersi al riparo (da)
b. (construction, on mountain) → rifugio
bus shelter → pensilina
air-raid shelter → rifugio antiaereo
2. vt
a. (protect) to shelter (from)riparare (da); (from blame) → proteggere (da)
b. (give lodging to, homeless, criminal) → dare rifugio or asilo a
3. viripararsi, mettersi al riparo
to shelter from the rain → ripararsi dalla pioggia
to shelter under a tree → ripararsi sotto un albero

shelter

(ˈʃeltə) noun
1. protection against wind, rain, enemies etc. We gave the old man shelter for the night.
2. a building etc designed to give such protection. a bus-shelter.
verb
1. to be in, or go into, a place of shelter. He sheltered from the storm.
2. to give protection. That line of trees shelters my garden.
ˈsheltered adjective
protected from harm and unpleasantness of all kinds. a sheltered existence.

shelter

مَلْجَأ přístřešek ly Obdach καταφύγιο cobijo, refugio suoja abri sklonište rifugio 避難所 대피소 schuilgelegenheid ly schronienie abrigo убежище skydd ที่กำบัง barınak nơi trú ẩn 掩蔽处

shelter

n refugio, albergue m, centro de acogida (Esp); battered women's — refugio or albergue para mujeres maltratadas; homeless — refugio or albergue para personas sin hogar; women's — refugio or albergue para mujeres
References in classic literature ?
He shall not shelter himself behind a promise from you softhearted girls.
For five minutes the two stood in the shelter of the store awning and talked.
But though they went through everything, and traced and retraced every place the professor could remember having traversed about the canvas shelter, no signs of the important document could be found.
They made me think of defeated armies, retreating; or of ghosts who were trying desperately to get in for shelter, and then went moaning on.
Perhaps the wolves have driven the buck to shelter, and are following on his trail.
At this place we encamped, and made a shelter to defend us from the inclement season, and began to hunt and reconnoitre the country.
In the clearer view she could distinguish a staggering figure in the trail below who had evidently been stopped by two other expostulating shadows that were approaching from the shelter of a tree.
The principal entrance, which had almost the breadth of a church-door, was in the angle between the two front gables, and was covered by an open porch, with benches beneath its shelter.
Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.
I knew at this hour, I think, as well as I knew later, what I was capable of meeting to shelter my pupils; but it took me some time to be wholly sure of what my honest ally was prepared for to keep terms with so compromising a contract.
I do not mean that he ill-used me, but he did not care for us one bit further than to see that we had plenty to eat, and shelter in the winter.
Before long he saw another farmhouse, and, as it was beginning to cloud over a little, he asked here for shelter as well as food.