Definitions for Shelterˈʃɛl tər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Shelter

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shelter(noun)

    a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

  2. shelter(noun)

    protective covering that provides protection from the weather

  3. protection, shelter(noun)

    the condition of being protected

    "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

  4. tax shelter, shelter(noun)

    a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

  5. shelter(verb)

    temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

  6. shelter(verb)

    provide shelter for

    "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

  7. shelter(verb)

    invest (money) so that it is not taxable

Wiktionary

  1. shelter(Noun)

    A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something

  2. shelter(Noun)

    An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc

  3. shelter(Verb)

    To provide cover

  4. shelter(Verb)

    To take cover

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shelter(noun)

    that which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen

  2. Shelter(noun)

    one who protects; a guardian; a defender

  3. Shelter(noun)

    the state of being covered and protected; protection; security

  4. Shelter(verb)

    to be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect

  5. Shelter(verb)

    to screen or cover from notice; to disguise

  6. Shelter(verb)

    to betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively

  7. Shelter(verb)

    to take shelter

Freebase

  1. Shelter

    Shelter is a Hare Krishna Melodic hardcore/Pop punk band formed by Ray Cappo.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shelter

    shel′tėr, n. that which shields or protects: a refuge: a retreat, a harbour: protection.—v.t. to cover or shield: to defend: to conceal.—v.i. to take shelter.—n. Shel′terer.—adjs. Shel′terless; Shel′tery, affording shelter. [Orig. sheltron—A.S. scyld-truma, shield-troop—scyld, shield, truma, troop—trum, firm.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. shelter

    An International Organization for Standardization container outfitted with liveor work-in capability. See also International Organization for Standardization.

Editors Contribution

  1. shelter

    A type of cover or structure created, built and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used to provide a cover for a person or thing to be under in a variety of different weather.

    A shelter can be created to provide a cover for people at a bus stop, a place for people to smoke tobacco under.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Shelter' in Nouns Frequency: #2229

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shelter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shelter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H.L. Mencken:

    A home is not a mere transient shelter its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.

  2. Marjorie Holmes:

    What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.

  4. William Seward Burroughs:

    The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.

  5. Majid Mirzaei:

    When I set up this shelter, authorities didn't support me. But after several years of hard work, they were convinced that it's better to provide care and shelter to addicts.

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