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Definition of shelter:

  1. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
  2. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
  3. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
  4. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
  5. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; - used reflexively.
  6. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
  7. To take shelter.


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