shelter


shelter
[[t]ʃe̱ltə(r)[/t]]
♦♦♦
shelters, sheltering, sheltered
1) N-COUNT A shelter is a small building or covered place which is made to protect people from bad weather or danger.

The city's bomb shelters were being prepared for possible air raids.

...a bus shelter.

2) N-UNCOUNT If a place provides shelter, it provides you with a place to stay or live, especially when you need protection from bad weather or danger.

The number of families seeking shelter rose by 17 percent...

Although horses do not generally mind the cold, shelter from rain and wind is important.

...the hut where they were given food and shelter.

3) N-COUNT A shelter is a building where homeless people can sleep and get food.

...a shelter for homeless women.

Syn:
4) VERB If you shelter in a place, you stay there and are protected from bad weather or danger.

[V prep/adv] ...a man sheltering in a doorway...

[V prep/adv] Twelve Cubans left the embassy after sheltering there for several days.

5) VERB: usu passive If a place or thing is sheltered by something, it is protected by that thing from wind and rain.

[V-ed] ...a wooden house, sheltered by a low pointed roof.

6) VERB If you shelter someone, usually someone who is being hunted by police or other people, you provide them with a place to stay or live.

[V n] A neighbor sheltered the boy for seven days.

[V n] ...people sheltering illegal immigrants.

7) See also sheltered

English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Shelter — refers to a, typically basic structure or building that covers or provides protection, including the following:;Protection from the weather*Dugout (shelter), a primitive house made by digging a hole in the ground *Public transport stops, such as …   Wikipedia

  • Shelter — Жанр хардкор панк, поп панк Годы 1991 настоящее время Страна …   Википедия

  • Shelter — steht für: Hardened Aircraft Shelter, Flugzeugunterstand für Kampfflugzeuge Shelter Island, Stadt in Suffolk, USA Dry Deck Shelter, U Boot Modul, erlaubt Tauchern das einfache Betreten und Verlassen eines getauchten U Bootes Shelter (Band),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shelter — Ⅰ. shelter UK US /ˈʃeltər/ verb [T] TAX ► US if you shelter income, you find a legal way to avoid paying tax on it: »shelter savings/assets shelter sth from sb/sth »The company needs to act now to shelter its assets from the taxman. Ⅱ. shelter UK …   Financial and business terms

  • shelter — n Shelter, cover, retreat, refuge, asylum, sanctuary can mean the state or a place in which one is safe or secure from whatever threatens or disturbs. Shelter usually implies the protection of something that temporarily covers (as a shield or a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Shelter — Shel ter, n. [Cf. OE. scheltrun, shiltroun, schelltrome, scheldtrome, a guard, squadron, AS. scildtruma a troop of men with shields; scild shield + truma a band of men. See {Shield}, n.] 1. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shelter — Datos generales Origen Nueva York, Estados Unidos de América Información artística Género(s) Hardcore Punk Hardcore Meló …   Wikipedia Español

  • shelter — I (protection) noun aid, asylum, care, cover, covering, coverture, defense, habitation, harbor, haven, home, house, lodging, place of refuge, preservation, receptaculum, refuge, retreat, roof, safety, sanctuary, screen, security, shield,… …   Law dictionary

  • Shelter — Shel ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sheltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sheltering}.] 1. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect. [1913 Webster] Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shelter — [shel′tər] n. [prob. < ME scheltroun, earlier scheltrum < OE sceldtruma, lit., shield troop, body of men protected by interlocked shields < scield (see SHIELD) + truma, an array, troop; akin to trum, strong: (see TRIM)] 1. something that …   English World dictionary

  • Shelter — Shel ter, v. i. To take shelter. [1913 Webster] There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat, Shelters in cool. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English