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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 | Define 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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    Recent Examples on the Web: Noun. To help these pets, the shelter is hosting an adoption event Saturday, sponsored by The Bissell Pet Foundation.

  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 | 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. shelter - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

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    shel•ter (shel′tər), USA pronunciation n. something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. shelter | Definition of shelter in US English by Oxford ...

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    ‘Charity groups which offer food and shelters for the homeless are expecting an increase in families asking for help.’ ‘Unless we work for justice through ...

  11. Homeless shelter - Wikipedia

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    Homeless shelters are a type of homeless service agency which provide temporary residence for homeless individuals and families. Shelters exist to provide residents ...