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English Dictionary: shelter by the DICT Development Group
4 results for shelter
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  2. protective covering that provides protection from the weather
  3. the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
    Synonym(s): protection, shelter
  4. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
    Synonym(s): tax shelter, shelter
  5. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
  1. provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
  2. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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
            protection; a screen.
                     The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid, From
                     storms a shelter, and from heat a shade. --Pope.
      2. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
                     Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me. --Ps. lxi. 3.
      3. The state of being covered and protected; protection;
                     Who into shelter takes their tender bloom. --Young.
      {Shelter tent},a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck
            arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers
            carry the pieces.
      Syn: Asylum; refuge; retreat; covert; sanctuary; protection;
               defense; security.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
                     Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
                     You have no convents . . . in which such persons may
                     be received and sheltered.                  --Southey.
      2. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
                     In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame, Or
                     shelter passion under friendship's name. --Prior.
      3. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used
                     They sheltered themselves under a rock. --Abp.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shelter \Shel"ter\, v. i.
      To take shelter.
               There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat, Shelters
               in cool.                                                --Milton.
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