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shelter

 
Noun shelter has 5 senses
  1. shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
    --1 is a kind of
    structure, construction
    --1 has particulars:
     cookhouse; dugout; fallout shelter; haven, oasis; hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty; hut, army hut, field hut; loft, pigeon loft; mantelet, mantlet; refuge, sanctuary, asylum; storm cellar, cyclone cellar, tornado cellar; tent, collapsible shelter
    Derived form: verb shelter1
  2. shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
    --2 is a kind of
    protective covering, protective cover, protection
    --2 has particulars:
     bell cote, bell cot; birdhouse; canopy; cote; lean-to; roost; sentry box
    Derived form: verb shelter1
  3. protection, shelter - the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
    --3 is a kind of security
    --3 has particulars: indemnity, insurance; radioprotection
    Derived form: verb shelter1
  4. tax shelter, shelter - a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
    --4 is a kind of decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    Derived form: verb shelter1
  5. shelter - temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
    --5 is a kind of
    housing, lodging, living accommodations
    --5 has particulars: camp, refugee camp
Verb shelter has 2 senses
  1. shelter - provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
    --1 is one way to
    supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived forms: noun shelter4, noun shelter3, noun shelter2, noun shelter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. shelter - invest (money) so that it is not taxable
    --2 is one way to
    invest, put, commit, place
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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