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shelter

shel·ter

shelter

 
pronunciation:
shel tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place or structure that gives protection against weather or danger.
During the storm we used a little shack as our shelter.
synonyms:
cover, harbor, haven, refuge
similar words:
housing
definition 2: the protection given by such a place.
The cave offered shelter from the wind.
synonyms:
protection
antonyms:
exposure
similar words:
cover
definition 3: the condition of being in a home or other place where one is safe and protected.
Everyone needs food, clothing, and shelter.
synonyms:
hearth
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sheltered, sheltering, shelters
definition: to give cover, protection, or shelter to.
We sheltered the lost dog in our home.
synonyms:
guard, harbor, protect
antonyms:
expose
similar words:
cover, defend, lodge, safeguard, secure, shield
derivations: sheltered (adj.), shelterless (adj.), shelterer (n.)
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