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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"
  2. provide shelter for; " After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
  3. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  4. protective covering that provides protection from the weather
  5. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
  6. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
  7. invest ( money) so that it is not taxable
  8. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
  9. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
  10. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
  11. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
  12. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
  13. To take shelter.
  14. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; - used reflexively.
  15. That which protects or covers; a house; refuge; defense; state of being protected or covered.
  16. To protect or shield; to cover or place in safety; conceal.
  17. To take refuge.
  18. Shelterless.
  19. Shelterer.
  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.
  21. To cover or shield: to defend: to conceal.
  22. Protection; refuge; covert.
  23. To cover; shield.
  24. To screen; shield; house.
  25. A refuge; a cover from the weather; house; home.
  26. That which shields or defends from injury; protection; a protector.
  27. To shield from violence or injury; to defend; to harbour; to place under cover; to cover from notice.
  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.
  29. To cover or protect from injury or attack; to defend; to betake to a place of safety; to afford protection to.
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Quotes of shelter

  1. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. – Francis of Assisi
  2. My father was in the civil service. I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain, and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of the holiday if we had behaved. – Honor Blackman
  3. Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income -maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all. – Jerry Brown
  4. You're raising a kid and you give it food and shelter and, most importantly, you give it the feeling that it's special. I think people react to celebrities like that- I mean, they treat celebrities like children. – David Duchovny
  5. The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. – Lyndon B. Johnson
  7. All architecture is shelter all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space. – Philip Johnson
  8. We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth- our common and only shelter – Nursultan Nazarbayev
  9. I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter – Mary Lou Retton
  10. As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex. – Adam Sedgwick
  11. The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. – Bruce Springsteen
  12. If you don't want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights. – Emma Thompson
  13. To a historian libraries are food, shelter and even muse. – Barbara Tuchman
  14. People will sooner aid a sick dog lying on the sidewalk than to try to find shelter for a sick person. It's too much to deal with. – Michael Zaslow

Usage examples for shelter

  1. Any stranger may walk into a monastery and receive shelter – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  2. If so, come and rest for a moment in a quiet little shelter where the wind is not so cold. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  3. We brought up, well in shelter at something before two in the morning, not a hand lost. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. I'd better look for shelter – Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle by Victor Appleton
  5. To the shelter of some rocks not far from the head of this ravine. – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  6. They would remember him and shelter him, and he was sure he could find the spot. – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  7. He felt that besides getting rest and shelter he might also find something to eat. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  8. " Thank you," he said, " for giving us shelter – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. But hide me somewhere, for I am worn and weary, and without shelter for the night." – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  10. He drew his new acquaintance into the shelter of a sand- arm. – Delayed Action by Charles Vincent De Vet
  11. What he had sought as a shelter had been turned into a trap, and he was now anxious to get out of it. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. He took the first path he could find, and after walking for a long time he fancied he saw a faint light, and began to hope that he was coming to some cottage where he might find shelter for the night. – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  13. " You can be sure she is under shelter somewhere. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  14. When you have no money and no home, where, brothers, will you find food and shelter – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  15. In the street he paused a moment, looking up and down, wondering where he should first go, and how food and shelter for the coming night were to be obtained. – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  16. William had moved closer, that the umbrella might give Cross part of its shelter – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. Do you need shelter – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  18. Run for the shelter – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  19. He had noticed a spring there, and while the water might not be good, the shelter would be welcome, at any rate. – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  20. I must needs remain in the shelter of the carriage. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason

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