[ UK /ʃˈɛltɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɛɫtɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the condition of being protected
    he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home
    they were huddled together for protection
  2. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
  3. protective covering that provides protection from the weather
  4. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
  5. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
VERB
  1. provide shelter for
    After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people
  2. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
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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.
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