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. invest ( money) so that it is not taxable
  7. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
  8. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
  9. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
  10. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
  11. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
  12. To take shelter.
  13. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; - used reflexively.
  14. That which protects or covers; a house; refuge; defense; state of being protected or covered.
  15. To protect or shield; to cover or place in safety; conceal.
  16. To take refuge.
  17. Shelterer.
  18. That which shields or protects: a refuge: a retreat, a harbor: one who protects, a guardian: the state of being covered or protected: protection.
  19. To cover or shield: to defend: to conceal.
  20. Protection; refuge; covert.
  21. To cover; shield.
  22. To screen; shield; house.
  23. A refuge; a cover from the weather; house; home.
  24. That which shields or defends from injury; protection; a protector.
  25. To shield from violence or injury; to defend; to harbour; to place under cover; to cover from notice.
  26. That which covers or protects from external injury or attack; one who protects or defends; an asylum; a refuge; a temporary shed or hut.
  27. To cover or protect from injury or attack; to defend; to betake to a place of safety; to afford protection to.

Usage examples for shelter

  1. 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
  2. Run for the shelter! – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  3. He felt that besides getting rest and shelter, he might also find something to eat. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  4. 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
  5. When you have no money and no home, where, brothers, will you find food and shelter? – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  6. Any stranger may walk into a monastery and receive shelter. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. William had moved closer, that the umbrella might give Cross part of its shelter. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. Do you need shelter? – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  11. To the shelter of some rocks not far from the head of this ravine. – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  12. He drew his new acquaintance into the shelter of a sand- arm. – Delayed Action by Charles Vincent De Vet
  13. I'd better look for shelter. – Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle by Victor Appleton
  14. " Thank you," he said, " for giving us shelter." – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  15. " You can be sure she is under shelter somewhere. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. I must needs remain in the shelter of the carriage. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason