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  1. shel·ter

    /ˈSHeltər/

    noun

    verb

    • 1. protect or shield from something harmful, especially bad weather: "the hut sheltered him from the cold wind" synonyms: protect, keep safe, shield, cover, screen, ... moreantonyms: endanger, expose
  2. Shelter | Definition of Shelter at Dictionary.com

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    Shelter definition, something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge. See more.

  3. Synonyms: shelter, cover, retreat, refuge, asylum, sanctuary These nouns refer to places affording protection, as from danger, or to the state of being protected.

  4. Shelter | Definition of Shelter by Merriam-Webster

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    Noun. We made a shelter from branches. a shelter for battered women The organization provides food and shelter for homeless people. The crowd ran for shelter when the ...

  5. Shelter definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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    The city's bomb shelters were being prepared for possible air raids. ...a bus shelter. The number of families seeking shelter rose by 17 percent. Although horses do ...

  6. shelter | Definition of shelter in English by Oxford Dictionaries

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    ‘The youth also cleaned and labeled cans at a food bank, sorted donated clothes at a homeless shelter and worked with a farmer who sold produce in the church's ...

  7. SHELTER | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    shelter definition: 1. (a building designed to give) protection from bad weather, danger, or attack: 2. to protect yourself from bad weather, danger, or attack: 3. to ...

  8. Shelter definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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    A shelter is a small building or covered place which is made to protect people from bad weather or danger. The city's bomb shelters were being prepared for possible ...

  9. Shelter legal definition of shelter - Legal Dictionary

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    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 ...

  10. What is homelessness? - Shelter England

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    The definition of homelessness means not having a home. You are homeless if you have nowhere to stay and are living on the streets, but you can be homeless even if you have a roof over your head. You are homeless if you have nowhere to stay and are living on the streets, but you can be homeless even if you have a roof over your head.

  11. Shelter - Wikipedia

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    Shelter often refers to: Shelter (building), a basic architectural structure or building that provides cover. Homeless shelter, a temporary residence for homeless ...