What does shelter mean?

Definitions for shelter
ˈʃɛl tərshel·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shelter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shelternoun

    a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

  2. shelternoun

    protective covering that provides protection from the weather

  3. protection, shelternoun

    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, shelternoun

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

  5. shelterverb

    temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

  6. shelterverb

    provide shelter for

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

  7. shelterverb

    invest (money) so that it is not taxable

Wiktionary

  1. shelternoun

    A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something

  2. shelternoun

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

  3. shelterverb

    To provide cover

  4. shelterverb

    To take cover

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shelternoun

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

  2. Shelternoun

    one who protects; a guardian; a defender

  3. Shelternoun

    the state of being covered and protected; protection; security

  4. Shelterverb

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

  5. Shelterverb

    to screen or cover from notice; to disguise

  6. Shelterverb

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

  7. Shelterverb

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. shelter

    In a military sense, that which protects the troops in the field. There are various means resorted to for this purpose. A common arrangement is as follows: A cross-bar is supported by two uprights; against this cross-bar a number of poles are made to lean; on the back of the poles abundance of fir branches are laid horizontally; and lastly, on the back of the fir branches is another set of leaning poles, in order to make all secure by their weight. A cloth of any kind is made use of to give shelter by an arrangement of this kind. The corners of the cloth should be secured by a simple hitch in the rope, and not by a knot. The former is sufficient for all purposes of security, but the latter will jam, and you may have to injure both cloth and string to get it loose again. It is convenient to pin a skewer in the middle of the sides of the cloth, round the ropes.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of shelter in a Sentence

  1. Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    We're paying $1 billion per year as taxpayers to pay for a shelter system and the homeless say, 'We're afraid to go into it,' it's not right to have a shelter system that is so dirty and unsafe, that people have to stay on the street corner.

  2. Kimberly LaRussa:

    We've had a tremendous amount of interest and support from the community and beyond since the story went viral on Friday, many people want to order Just Pizza just to get the shelter dog photo, other pizzerias have offered to put flyers on their pizza boxes, and so many people are tagging their friends and family.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    True love is a lifeline i.e. it is something essential for continued existence of the humanity. Yes! without true love the world can never and will never know or have peace at all. Besides that, without true love there can't be and there won't be any lasting marriage or any other relationship right here or out there. In other words, true love is absolutely essential just like money, food, water, shelter and clothing. Thus, you've got to showcase or portray true love to all and sundry wherever you find yourself, in order to make the world a better place. ~Emeasoba George.

  4. Christie Peters:

    The class was working on persuasive writing, and they wrote pieces as if they were speaking on behalf of the shelter dog trying to get adopted, i said, ‘That’s the coolest idea ... let’s do it.

  5. Mujiv Hataman:

    I wish the army would end its offensive against the rebels because we are running out of funds to feed and shelter tens of thousands of people from 11 towns around the marshland.

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