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

How to pronounce shelter?

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    Karen
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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. Alexandra Krause:

    The (Macedonian) government needs to provide an appropriate site to be able to shelter the arrivals properly and to ensure sufficient assistance.

  2. Lupe Torres:

    They are running a shelter, not a detention center. Their work has always been driven by providing for the welfare of children. that doesn’t mean it doesn’t give me discomfort that these children are held in shelters right now.

  3. Derek Andersen:

    At the onset of widespread shelter in place orders, as people sought to stay connected and entertained from home, we observed an increase in daily active users that informed our initial estimate, this initial lift dissipated faster than we anticipated as shelter in place conditions persisted.

  4. Chad Michael Murray:

    Over the course of a few days they are in need of shelter and water and supplies to get across the border so they can run for freedom and be done and they fall upon this home; and basically what goes on inside this home is far more disturbing than anything they could have done. It is kind of that coming age tale of a man and redemption. because I think it’s America! It’s one of those things where we have that, you know, that defines us as a country.

  5. Red Cross:

    Trees have been uprooted; there is no foliage and no corrugated iron structures standing on the western side of Tanna, schools and concrete homes across Tanna are destroyed. Shelter, along with water and food remain a top priority, and we are working on getting help here as quickly as possible.

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