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shelter

shel·ter

shelter

 
 
pronunciation:
shel tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place, such as a structure, that provides protection from danger, weather, or the like; refuge.
There's a shelter at the bus stop where we can get out of the rain.When the air raid alarm sounded, they headed for the shelter.
synonyms:
cover, harbor, haven, refuge
similar words:
camp, housing, mission, rest
definition 2: the protection given by such a place.
The cave offered shelter from the wind.
synonyms:
protection
antonyms:
exposure
similar words:
cover, refuge
definition 3: the continuous safety and protection from the elements afforded by a home or other dwelling.
Food, clothing, and shelter are basic necessities.
synonyms:
hearth, home
similar words:
mission
definition 4: a place specifically established as a safe, temporary residence for homeless or abused persons, abandoned animals, or others in need of protection.
They adopted all their pets from the animal shelter.She had left her abusive husband and was now living in a women's shelter.
synonyms:
refuge
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sheltered, sheltering, shelters
definition 1: to act as or provide cover, protection, or shelter for.
The sturdy structure sheltered the family from the tornado.The penalties for sheltering a fugitive were severe.
synonyms:
guard, harbor, haven, house, protect
antonyms:
expose
similar words:
cover, defend, lodge, safeguard, secure, shield
definition 2: to protect from real or perceived emotional harm.
He hoped to shelter his children from the kind of painful experiences he'd endured in his youth.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take shelter or refuge.
The ship sheltered in the cove.
similar words:
hide, rest, retire, retreat
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derivations: sheltered (adj.), shelterless (adj.), shelterer (n.)
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