[ UK /ʃˈɛltɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɛɫtɝ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɛɫtɝ/ ]
the condition of being protected
he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home
they were huddled together for protection
- a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
- protective covering that provides protection from the weather
- temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
- a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
provide shelter for
After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people
- invest (money) so that it is not taxable
How To Use shelter In A Sentence
- A sudden rain sent everyone scurrying for shelter.
- The shelter was quite a long way away, and there wouldn't be time to come back to the steps.
- The flat fourth story is crowned by an emphatic cornice, above which is a tall mansard roof sheltering two more stories.
- There were shoals of grunt and goatfish sheltering in the shadow of our boat.
- They lived for some days on the excellent flesh of the maskalonge, on clams from the beach -- enormous clams of delicious flavor -- on a new fruit with a pinkish meat, which grew abundantly in the thickets and somewhat resembled breadfruit; on wild asparagus-sprouts, and on the few squirrels that Stern was able to "pot" with his revolver from the shelter of the leafy little camping-place they had arranged near the river. Darkness and Dawn
- Free-range pigs have shelters shaped as triangles or half circles, but most porkers were lurking inside; pine trees had snow plastered on the north side of their trunks and the hot sun on the south side.
- Let her shelter you as is her pleasure and as her kind heart will have her do.
- Contact Shelter who advise anyone worried about being made homeless ( shelter. The Sun
- Islanders on the frontline hid in bomb shelters. The Sun
- Damien writhed in anger as he stood penned in the bus shelter like an animal, with this herd of obnoxious Cockneys.