shelter (plural shelters)
- A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.
- An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.
- French: abri, refuge
- German: Zuflucht, Obdach, Zufluchtsort, Schutzraum
- Italian: rifugio, riparo
- Portuguese: refúgio, abrigo, amparo, asilo
- Russian: убе́жище
- Spanish: refugio, abrigo, amparo, asilo, abrigadero
- Spanish: hogar
shelter (shelters, present participle sheltering; past and past participle sheltered)
- (transitive) To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.
- Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
- You have no convents […] in which such persons may be received and sheltered.
- (intransitive) To take cover.
- During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.
- French: abriter
- Italian: dare rifugio
- Portuguese: proteger, refugiar
- Spanish: cobijar, albergar, guarecer
- French: s'abriter
- Italian: rifugiarsi, ripararsi
- Portuguese: proteger-se, refugiar-se
- Spanish: refugiarse, guarecerse