shel|ter1 [ˈʃeltə US -ər] n
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Perhaps from sheltron 'group of fighting soldiers protected by shields' (11-16 centuries), from Old English scieldtruma, from scield 'shield' + truma 'group of soldiers']
1.) [U]
a place to live, considered as one of the basic needs of life
They are in desperate need of food and shelter.
2.) [U]
protection from danger or from wind, rain, hot sun etc
shelter of
We eventually reached the shelter of the caves.
in/into/under etc the shelter of sth
They were standing under the shelter of a huge tree.
The men took shelter in a bombed-out farmhouse.
All around me, people were running for shelter .
shelter from
An old hut gave shelter from the storm.
a building where people or animals that have nowhere to live or that are in danger can stay and receive help
shelter for
a shelter for battered women
a homeless shelter (=for people who have no homes)
an animal shelter
a building or an area with a roof over it that protects you from the weather or from danger
air-raid/bomb/fall-out shelter
(=a place to keep people safe from bombs dropped by planes)
bus shelter
BrE (=a small structure with a roof where you wait for a bus)
shelter 2
shelter2 v
1.) [T]
to provide a place where someone or something is protected, especially from the weather or from danger
Collins was arrested for sheltering enemy soldiers.
shelter sb/sth from sb/sth
Plant herbs next to a wall to shelter them from the wind.
2.) [I]
to stay in or under a place where you are protected from the weather or from danger
shelter from
We sat in the shade, sheltering from the sun.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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