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shelter - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'shelter' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Shelter [ n.]
- That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
- One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
- The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
2 . Shelter [ v. i.]
- To take shelter.
3 . Shelter [ v. t.]
- To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
- To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
- To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively.

Meaning of 'shelter' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . shelter [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the condition of being protected
Example in sentence:
  • he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home;
  • they were huddled together for protection
2 . shelter [ v]
Meaning (2):
- provide shelter for
Example in sentence:
  • After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people