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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defend (part of speech: verb)
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protect (part of speech: verb)
refuge (part of speech: noun)
defense (part of speech: noun)
- Now, if I had not sought shelter in Little Sweep's pocket, I would never have given her three wishes, and she would never have become the Princess Cendre, but would have married you upon her wedding day." - "The Green Forest Fairy Book", Loretta Ellen Brady.
- Rick pulled Tony back to the shelter of the truck. - "The Golden Skull", John Blaine.
- You must away to shelter. - "The Panchronicon", Harold Steele Mackaye.