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Meaning of SHELTER

Pronunciation:  'sheltur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  2. [n]  protective covering that provides protection from the weather
  3. [n]  a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
  4. [n]  the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
  5. [v]  provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

SHELTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: protection, tax shelter
 See Also: air-raid shelter, army hut, asylum, bell cot, bell cote, birdhouse, bomb shelter, bombproof, canopy, collapsible shelter, columbarium, construction, cookhouse, cote, cyclone cellar, decrease, diminution, domiciliate, dovecote, dugout, fallout shelter, field hut, furnish, harbor, harbour, haven, house, hovel, hut, hutch, indemnity, insurance, kennel, lean-to, loft, mantelet, mantlet, oasis, pigeon loft, protection, protective cover, protective covering, provide, put up, radioprotection, reduction, refuge, render, roost, sanctuary, security, sentry box, shack, shanty, stable, stall, step-down, storm cellar, structure, supply, tent, tornado cellar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Shel"ter\, v. i.
    To take shelter.
          There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat, Shelters
          in cool.                                 --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are at a shelter, represents the difficulties and sense of helplessness that you are going through. You are seeking for some sort of security Alternatively, it suggests your fear of things that are different from you.