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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.

Synonyms:

doublewide, cover yourself, comfort, parry, lodging, answer to, cohousing, housing, hospice, guardhouse, in-law apartment, nourish, trade protection, protective covering, fallout shelter, watch over, pillbox, kennel, gated community, bomb shelter, hiding place, harborage, hold dear, exercise, auspices, entertain, hospital, protection, stand up to, protective cover, affordable housing, fight your corner, nurse, cache, attack, house, home unit, treasure, cling to, blockhouse, cherish, home, fend off, bunker, fight off, Kitty litter, stand up for, sanctum, Nissen hut, hideaway, domicile, deflect, cat litter, hold off, group home, nurture, active adult community, tax shelter, cheer, retreat, tribute, litter, bolt-hole, keep (a) watch, encourage, foster, aegis, domesticate, humpy, value, lean-to, call off, handler, beat off, safety, heel, covert, drive off, council house.

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