Dictionary Results for shelter


1. shelter - noun

· a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

Hypernym(s): structure, construction




2. shelter - noun

· protective covering that provides protection from the weather

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




3. shelter - noun

· the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

Synonym(s): protection

Hypernym(s): security




4. shelter - noun

· a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

Synonym(s): tax_shelter

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down




5. shelter - noun

· temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

Hypernym(s): housing, lodging, living_accommodations




6. shelter - verb

· provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




7. shelter - verb

· invest (money) so that it is not taxable

Hypernym(s): invest, put, commit, place





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