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shel·ter / ˈsheltər/ • n. a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger. ∎  a place providing food and accommodations for the homeless. ∎  an animal sanctuary. ∎  a shielded or safe condition; protection: he hung back in the shelter of a rock you're welcome to take shelter from the storm. • v. [tr.] protect or shield from something harmful, esp. bad weather: the hut sheltered him from the cold wind | [as adj.] (sheltered) the plants need a shady, sheltered spot in the garden. ∎  [intr.] find refuge or take cover from bad weather or danger: people were sheltering under store canopies and trees. ∎  prevent (someone) from having to do or face something difficult or unpleasant: [as adj.] (sheltered) she led a sheltered life until her mother and father went through a bitter divorce. ∎  protect (income) from taxation: only your rental income can be sheltered. DERIVATIVES: shel·ter·er n. shel·ter·less adj.

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Shelter

SHELTER

A general term used in statutes that relates to the provision of food, clothing, and housing for specified individuals; a home with a proper environment that affords protection from the weather.

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shelter

shelter sb. XVI. of uncert. orig.
Hence vb. XVI.

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shelter

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