Sheltered



adjective
1.
protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.
2.
protected from the troubles, annoyances, sordidness, etc., encountered in competitive situations:
a sheltered life.
3.
(of a business or industry) enjoying noncompetitive conditions, as because of a protective tariff.
4.
of or relating to employment or housing, especially for persons with disabilities, in a noncompetitive, supervised environment.
noun
1.
something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge.
2.
the protection or refuge afforded by such a thing:
He took shelter in a nearby barn.
3.
protection from blame, incrimination, etc.
4.
a dwelling place or home considered as a refuge from the elements:
Everyone’s basic needs are food, clothing, and shelter.
5.
a building serving as a temporary refuge or residence for homeless persons, abandoned animals, etc.
6.
Finance. tax shelter.
verb (used with object)
7.
to be a shelter for; afford shelter to:
The old barn sheltered him from the rain.
8.
to provide with a shelter; place under cover.
9.
to protect, as by shelter; take under one’s protection:
Parents should not try to shelter their children from normal childhood disappointments.
10.
Finance. to invest (money) in a tax shelter.
verb (used without object)
11.
to take shelter; find a refuge:
He sheltered in a barn.
12.
Finance. to invest money in a tax shelter.
adjective
1.
protected from wind or weather: a sheltered garden
2.
protected from outside influences: a sheltered upbringing
3.
(of buildings) specially designed to provide a safe environment for the elderly, handicapped, or disabled: sheltered workshops for the blind See also sheltered housing
noun
1.
something that provides cover or protection, as from weather or danger; place of refuge
2.
the protection afforded by such a cover; refuge
3.
the state of being sheltered
verb
4.
(transitive) to provide with or protect by a shelter
5.
(intransitive) to take cover, as from rain; find refuge
6.
(transitive) to act as a shelter for; take under one’s protection

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