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Definitions of shelter

  1. the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. protective covering that provides protection from the weather Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. invest (money) so that it is not taxable Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One who protects; a guardian; a defender. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To take shelter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; - used reflexively. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which protects or covers; a house; refuge; defense; state of being protected or covered. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To protect or shield; to cover or place in safety; conceal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To take refuge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Shelterless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Shelterer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. That which shields or protects: a refuge: a retreat, a harbor: one who protects, a guardian: the state of being covered or protected: protection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To cover or shield: to defend: to conceal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Protection; refuge; covert. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To cover; shield. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To screen; shield; house. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A refuge; a cover from the weather; house; home. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. That which shields or defends from injury; protection; a protector. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To shield from violence or injury; to defend; to harbour; to place under cover; to cover from notice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. That which covers or protects from external injury or attack; one who protects or defends; an asylum; a refuge; a temporary shed or hut. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To cover or protect from injury or attack; to defend; to betake to a place of safety; to afford protection to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively. mso.anu.edu.au
  31. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; used reflexively. dictgcide_fs
  32. shel't[.e]r, n. that which shields or protects: a refuge: a retreat, a harbour: protection.--v.t. to cover or shield: to defend: to conceal.--v.i. to take shelter.--n. SHEL'TERER.--adjs. SHEL'TERLESS; SHEL'TERY, affording shelter. [Orig. sheltron--A.S. scyld-truma, shield-troop--scyld, shield, truma, troop--trum, firm.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Thing serving as shield or barrier against attack, danger, heat, wind, &c.; screen or cabin built to keep off wind& rain (cabmans s.); place of safety or immunity; shielded condition (find, take, s.). Hence shelterless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Act or serve as s. to, protect, conceal, harbour, defend from blame, screen, shield; s. oneself under, beneath, behind, &c., use the protection afforded by; take s. under, in, from. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. [Norse, Danish, Latin] That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; refuge; retreat;- state of being covered or protected; security; protection; -hence, a defender; a protector. Cabinet Dictionary

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