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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shelter  \Shel"ter\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  shelter. 
 
  There  oft  the  Indian  herdsman,  shunning  heat,  Shelters 
  in  cool.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shelter  \Shel"ter\,  n.  [Cf.  OE  scheltrun  shiltroun 
  schelltrome  scheldtrome  a  guard,  squadron,  AS  scildtruma  a 
  troop  of  men  with  shields;  scild  shield  +  truma  a  band  of 
  men.  See  {Shield},  n.] 
  1.  That  which  covers  or  defends  from  injury  or  annoyance;  a 
  protection;  a  screen. 
 
  The  sick  and  weak  the  healing  plant  shall  aid,  From 
  storms  a  shelter,  and  from  heat  a  shade.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  One  who  protects;  a  guardian;  a  defender. 
 
  Thou  [God]  hast  been  a  shelter  for  me  --Ps.  lxi.  3. 
 
  3.  The  state  of  being  covered  and  protected;  protection; 
  security. 
 
  Who  into  shelter  takes  their  tender  bloom.  --Young. 
 
  {Shelter  tent},a  small  tent  made  of  pieces  of  cotton  duck 
  arranged  to  button  together.  In  field  service  the  soldiers 
  carry  the  pieces. 
 
  Syn:  Asylum;  refuge;  retreat;  covert;  sanctuary;  protection; 
  defense;  security. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shelter  \Shel"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sheltered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Sheltering}.] 
  1.  To  be  a  shelter  for  to  provide  with  a  shelter;  to  cover 
  from  injury  or  annoyance;  to  shield;  to  protect. 
 
  Those  ruins  sheltered  once  his  sacred  head. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  You  have  no  convents  .  .  .  in  which  such  persons  may 
  be  received  and  sheltered.  --Southey. 
 
  2.  To  screen  or  cover  from  notice;  to  disguise. 
 
  In  vain  I  strove  to  cheek  my  growing  flame,  Or 
  shelter  passion  under  friendship's  name  --Prior. 
 
  3.  To  betake  to  cover,  or  to  a  safe  place  --  used 
  reflexively. 
 
  They  sheltered  themselves  under  a  rock.  --Abp. 
  Abbot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shelter 
  n  1:  a  structure  that  provides  privacy  and  protection  from  danger 
  2:  a  covering  that  provides  protection  from  the  weather 
  3:  the  condition  of  being  protected;  "they  were  huddled 
  together  for  protection";  "he  enjoyed  a  sense  of  peace  and 
  protection  in  his  new  home"  [syn:  {protection}] 
  4:  a  way  of  organizing  business  to  reduce  the  taxes  it  must  pay 
  [syn:  {tax  shelter}] 
  v  :  provide  shelter  for  [syn:  {bield}] 




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