something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge.
the protection or refuge afforded by such a thing:
He took shelter in a nearby barn.
protection from blame, incrimination, etc.
a dwelling place or home considered as a refuge from the elements:
Everyone’s basic needs are food, clothing, and shelter.
a building serving as a temporary refuge or residence for homeless persons, abandoned animals, etc.
Finance. tax shelter.
verb (used with object)
to be a shelter for; afford shelter to:
The old barn sheltered him from the rain.
to provide with a shelter; place under cover.
to protect, as by shelter; take under one’s protection:
Parents should not try to shelter their children from normal childhood disappointments.
Finance. to invest (money) in a tax shelter.
verb (used without object)
to take shelter; find a refuge:
He sheltered in a barn.
Finance. to invest money in a tax shelter.
something that provides cover or protection, as from weather or danger; place of refuge
the protection afforded by such a cover; refuge
the state of being sheltered
(transitive) to provide with or protect by a shelter
(intransitive) to take cover, as from rain; find refuge
(transitive) to act as a shelter for; take under one’s protection
noun 1. a small, two-person, military tent consisting of two halves (shelter halves) buttoned or tied together, held up by accessory ropes and poles. shelter tent noun 1. (US) a military tent for two men
noun, plural shelties. Informal. 1. Shetland pony. 2. Shetland sheepdog. noun (pl) -ties 1. another name for Shetland pony, Shetland sheepdog
noun 1. a city in SW Connecticut. 2. a male given name.
noun, plural shelties. Informal. 1. Shetland pony. 2. Shetland sheepdog.