Definitions for Shelterˈʃɛl tər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Shelter
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something beneath, behind, or within which one is covered or protected, as from storms or danger; refuge.
the protection or refuge afforded by such a thing:
We took shelter in a nearby barn.
a building serving as a temporary refuge or residence, as for homeless persons or abandoned animals.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Category: Banking, Business
Ref: tax shelter.
(v.t.)to act as a shelter for; afford shelter to.
to provide with a shelter; place under cover.
to take under one's protection; protect.
to invest (money) in a tax shelter.
Category: Banking, Business
(v.i.)to take shelter; find a refuge.
Origin of shelter:
a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
protective covering that provides protection from the weather
the condition of being protected
"they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
tax shelter, shelter(noun)
a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
provide shelter for
"After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
invest (money) so that it is not taxable
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
protection from harm or sth unpleasant
people seeking shelter under the trees; The refugees took shelter in a local school.
a place where you are protected from harm or sth unpleasant
They built a shelter before the storm.; a bomb shelter
a place where sb who is in danger can live temporarily
a homeless shelter; a shelter for victims of domestic violence
the fact of having a place to live
people needing food and shelter
to protect from harm
Huge rocks sheltered the beach from the waves.
to protect from unpleasant experiences
Private schools can shelter students from the real world.
to go under or inside sth to protect yourself
baby geese sheltering under their mother's wing
A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something
An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc
To provide cover
To take cover
that which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen
one who protects; a guardian; a defender
the state of being covered and protected; protection; security
to be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect
to screen or cover from notice; to disguise
to betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively
to take shelter
Shelter is a Hare Krishna Melodic hardcore/Pop punk band formed by Ray Cappo.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An International Organization for Standardization container outfitted with liveor work-in capability. See also International Organization for Standardization.
British National Corpus
Word rank popularity for 'Shelter' among Nouns Frequency: #2229
Translations for Shelter
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
protection against wind, rain, enemies etc
We gave the old man shelter for the night.
- مَلجأ، مأوىArabic
- abrigoPortuguese (BR)
- das ObdachGerman
- καταφύγιο, άσυλοGreek
- vari, ulualuneEstonian
- מַחֲסֶה, מִקלָטHebrew
- रैन बसेराHindi
- sklonište, zaklonCroatian
- húsaskjól, skÿliIcelandic
- pastogė, prieglobstisLithuanian
- ly, beskyttelse, tilfluktNorwegian
- سرپټونى، پناګاه، سيب، خزه، دخوندې كيدوځاىPashto
- кров, приютRussian
- skydd, taköver huvudet, husrumSwedish
- sığınma, barınmaTurkish
- 遮風避雨，保護Chinese (Trad.)
- притулок; захистокUkrainian
- خطرے، پانی، ہوا وغیرہ سے تحفظUrdu
- sự che chở, sự ẩn náuVietnamese
- 保护...以阻挡（风、雨等）Chinese (Simp.)
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