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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Anything is covered over which something is completely extended; a vessel is covered with a lid; the head is covered with a hat. That which covers may also defend or protect; thus, troops interposed between some portion of their own army and the enemy are often called a covering party. To shelter is to cover so as to protect from injury or annoyance; as, the roof shelters from the storm; woods shelter from the heat. To defend (Latin defendere, to strike away) implies the actual, protect (Latin protegere, to cover before) implies the possible use of force or resisting power; guard implies sustained vigilance with readiness for conflict; we defend a person or thing against actual attack; we guard or protect against possible assault or injury. A powerful person may protect one who is weak by simply declaring himself his friend; he defends him by some form of active championship. An inanimate object may protect, as a garment from cold; defend is used but rarely, and by somewhat violent metaphor, in such connection. Protect is more complete than guard or defend; an object may be faithfully guarded or bravely defended in vain, but that which is protected is secure. To shield is to interpose something over or before that which is assailed, so as to save from harm, and has a comparatively passive sense; one may guard another by standing armed at his side, defend him by fighting for him, or shield him from a missile or a blow by interposing his own person. Harbor is generally used in an unfavorable sense; confederates or sympathizers harbor a criminal; a person harbors evil thoughts or designs. See CHERISH. Compare synonyms for HIDE; DEFENSE.
Shelter under a roof from the storm; in the fortress, behind or within the walls, from attack.
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compound of hut
a house or refuge to guard on
aisha helped kailey build a compound of hut so they could live near together.
since its a shaded place, it can be used for shelter
she rested under the ramadaSubmitted by rinat on August 15, 2019
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By uncovering cavities in oil palm trunks where rats seek shelter during the day, one group of pig-tailed macaques can catch more than 3,000 rats per year.
Depending on how Greece uses ships to decongest the islands that will also temporarily increase the arrivals here, the (Macedonian) government needs to provide an appropriate site to be able to shelter the arrivals properly and to ensure sufficient assistance.
It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
A society like ours, which professes no one religion and has allowed all religions to decay, which indulges freedom to the point of license and individualism to the point of anarchy, needs all the support that responsible, cultivated homes can furnish. I hope your generation will provide a firmer shelter for civilized standards.
One that becomes broken, suffering from life tragedies, can't feel pleasure; similarly, the collapsed-building can't shelter, no matter how expensive it was.
Translations for shelter
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- útočiště, přístřešíCzech
- Zufluchtsort, Obdach, Zuflucht, SchutzGerman
- προσφέρω καταφύγιο, στέγη, καταφύγιο, προστατεύω, άσυλοGreek
- abrigo, amparo, refugio, refugiarse, asiloSpanish
- suojapaikka, suojata, yömaja, suoja, turvapaikka, suojautuaFinnish
- abri, abriter, refugeFrench
- dìonScottish Gaelic
- athvarf, skjólIcelandic
- rifugiarsi, rifugio, dare rifugio, riparoItalian
- tūrutu, pātūtū, tāwharauMāori
- onderdak, schuilplaatsDutch
- ly, huslyNorwegian
- schronienie, schronPolish
- refúgio, asilo, amparo, abrigoPortuguese
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