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  1. shel·ter
    IPA[ˈSHeltər]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. protect or shield from something harmful, especially bad weather:

      the hut sheltered him from the cold wind
      Synonym : protect, keep safe, shield, cover, screen, shade, keep from harm, afford protection to, provide protection for, save, safeguard, wrap, cover for, preserve, conserve, defend, cushion, secure, guard, hedge, inoculate, insulate
    • 2. find refuge or take cover from bad weather or danger:

      people were sheltering under store canopies and trees
      Synonym : take shelter, take refuge, seek protection, seek refuge, seek sanctuary, take cover, hole up
    • 3. prevent (someone) from having to do or face something difficult or unpleasant:

      we are sheltered from the awfulness of reality
    • 4. protect (income) from taxation:

      only your rental income can be sheltered
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: shelter, plural noun: shelters

    • v.: verb: shelter, 3rd person present: shelters, gerund or present participle: sheltering, past tense: sheltered, past participle: sheltered

    • noun

      a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger:

      a place providing food and accommodation for the homeless:

    • verb

      protect or shield from something harmful, especially bad weather:

      find refuge or take cover from bad weather or danger:

    • adjective

      (of a place) protected from bad weather:

      protected from difficulties or unpleasant realities:

    • adjective

      (of a place) protected from bad weather:

      protected from difficulties or unpleasant realities:

    • noun

      a line of trees or shrubs planted to protect an area, especially a farm field, from strong winds and the erosion they cause.
    • noun

      a building or other structure designed to protect people from radioactive fallout after a nuclear explosion:
    • noun

      a roofed structure for people to wait under at a bus stop.
    • noun

      an enclosed space or structure designed to protect people from explosive weapons such as bombs or missiles:
    • noun

      a financial arrangement made to avoid or minimize taxes:
    • noun

      a line of trees or shrubs planted to protect an area, especially a field of crops, from fierce weather.
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