protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.
protected from the troubles, annoyances, sordidness, etc., encountered in competitive situations:
a sheltered life.
(of a business or industry) enjoying noncompetitive conditions, as because of a protective tariff.
of or relating to employment or housing, especially for persons with disabilities, in a noncompetitive, supervised environment.
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.
protected from wind or weather: a sheltered garden
protected from outside influences: a sheltered upbringing
(of buildings) specially designed to provide a safe environment for the elderly, handicapped, or disabled: sheltered workshops for the blind See also sheltered housing
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
- Sheltered housing
noun 1. accommodation designed esp for the elderly or infirm consisting of a group of individual premises, often with some shared facilities and a caretaker Also called sheltered accommodation, sheltered homes
noun 1. a place of employment for persons with disabilities where their rights are protected and their needs are met.
noun 1. spendthrift trust. spendthrift trust noun, Law. 1. a trust that provides a fund for a beneficiary, as a minor, with the title vested so that the fund or its income cannot be claimed by others, as creditors of the beneficiary.
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 […]
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