Definitions of shelter

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