shelter
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈʃɛltə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈʃɛltɚ/
Noun

shelter (plural shelters)

  1. A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.
  2. An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.
Translations Translations Verb

shelter (shelters, present participle sheltering; past and past participle sheltered)

  1. (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.
  2. (intransitive) To take cover.
    During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.
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