What does shelter mean?

Definitions for shelter
ˈʃɛl tərshel·ter

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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.

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

How to pronounce shelter?

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    Karen
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How to say shelter in sign language?

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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. Stephanie Grisham:

    As you know, she went with the president on both trips to Texas to visit with and thank first responders, donate goods and serve food at a shelter, help pass out boxes at a distribution center, and visit a neighborhood that was impacted by the storm.

  2. Sanita Belgrave:

    If you focus on the storms, you will miss the shelter.

  3. Buddha:

    On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

  4. Barbara Tuchman:

    To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

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

Images & Illustrations of shelter

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