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Definition 1: a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger - [noun denoting artifact]

(shelter is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of shelter ) a detached or outdoor shelter for cooking

"the circus used a tent as their cookhouse"

(... is a kind of shelter ) an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes

(... is a kind of shelter ) a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather

(... is a kind of shelter ) a shelter from danger or hardship

(... is a kind of shelter ) portable bulletproof shelter

(... is a kind of shelter ) a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept

(... is a kind of shelter ) temporary military shelter

(... is a kind of shelter ) small crude shelter used as a dwelling

(... is a kind of shelter ) a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

(... is a kind of shelter ) a shelter to protect occupants from the fallout from an atomic bomb

(... is a kind of shelter ) either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game

(... is a kind of shelter ) a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)

"he pitched his tent near the creek"

Definition 2: protective covering that provides protection from the weather - [noun denoting artifact]

(shelter is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of shelter ) a small shelter for bells; has a gable or shed roof

(... is a kind of shelter ) a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather

(... is a kind of shelter ) a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds

(... is a kind of shelter ) rough shelter whose roof has only one slope

(... is a kind of shelter ) outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog

(... is a kind of shelter ) a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)

(... is a kind of shelter ) a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather

(... is a kind of shelter ) a shelter for birds

(... is a kind of shelter ) a small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather

Definition 3: temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons - [noun denoting artifact]

(shelter is a kind of ...) structures collectively in which people are housed

(... is a kind of shelter ) shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

Definition 4: a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for shelter in the sense of this definition

(shelter is a kind of ...) the act of decreasing or reducing something

Definition 5: the condition of being protected - [noun denoting state]

Samples where shelter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were huddled together for protection
  • he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home

Synonyms for shelter in the sense of this definition

(shelter is a kind of ...) the state of being free from danger or injury

"we support the armed services in the name of national security"

(... is a kind of shelter ) protection against future loss

(... is a kind of shelter ) protection against harmful effects of radiation

Definition 6: invest (money) so that it is not taxable - [verb of possession]

(shelter is a kind of ...) make an investment

"Put money into bonds"

Definition 7: provide shelter for - [verb of stative]

Samples where shelter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people

(shelter is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of shelter ) provide housing for

"The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

(... is a kind of shelter ) put up in a kennel

"kennel a dog"

(... is a kind of shelter ) shelter in a stable

"stable horses"

(... is a kind of shelter ) put into, or keep in, a stall

"Stall the horse"

(... is a kind of shelter ) secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

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