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shelters, plural;
  1. Protect or shield from something harmful, esp. bad weather
    • - the hut sheltered him from the cold wind
  2. Find refuge or take cover from bad weather or danger
    • - people were sheltering under store canopies and trees
  3. Prevent (someone) from having to do or face something difficult or unpleasant

  4. Protect (income) from taxation
    • - only your rental income can be sheltered
  1. A place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger

  2. A place providing food and accommodations for the homeless

  3. An animal sanctuary

  4. A shielded or safe condition; protection
    • - he hung back in the shelter of a rock
    • - you're welcome to take shelter from the storm

  1. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  2. provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
  3. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
  4. protection: the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
  5. tax shelter: a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
  6. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
  7. Shelter is a 2007 film starring Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe and Tina Holmes.
  8. Shelter is a supernatural horror-thriller directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, written by Michael Cooney, and starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers .
  9. The Shelter was an experimental city car of the 1950s and one of the first applications of such a concept.
  10. Shelter is a Hare Krishna hardcore punk band formed by Ray Cappo.
  11. Shelter is an album by the Brand New Heavies that was released in 1997. It is the only album by the group with Siedah Garrett as a member. Garrett had joined the Brand New Heavies in 1996, but left in early 1998 to concentrate on her own songwriting. ...
  12. Shelter is a registered charity in England and Scotland that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing. ...
  13. A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something; An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc; To provide cover; To take cover
  14. (sheltered) Protected, as from wind or weather; who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc
  15. (Sheltering (in-place)) A protective action that involves taking cover in upper levels of a building that is able to withstand high flood levels.
  16. (Sheltering) A protective measure that consists of staying indoors, with closed doors and windows, to limit the inhalation of radioactive products that may be present following a release of radiation, or to protect against direct gamma radiation from a radioactive cloud, or from radioactive ...
  17. (Sheltering) An in-place, immediate protective action which calls for people to go indoors, close all doors and windows, turn off all sources of outside air, listen to radio or television for emergency information, and remain indoors until official notification that it is safe to go out. (DOE. ...
  18. Also called “sheltering-in-place.” This is a protective action in which you are instructed to stay indoors with windows and doors tightly shut and all ventilation systems turned off. Under certain circumstances, it is the better way to limit exposure to radioactive materials.
  19. (Shelters) A three-walled wooden structure every 8 to 20 miles along the AT. Shelters are located down blue blazed trails.
  20. (Shelters) Also called emergency housing. Provides temporary overnight living accommodations. Shelters often are not open during the day.
  21. To dream that you are building a shelter, signifies that you will escape the evil designs of enemies. If you are seeking shelter, you will be guilty of cheating, and will try to justify yourself.
  22. One of the important components of hummingbird habitat. Shelter includes nesting spots and places to hide from predators and the elements. See also Landscaping.
  23. Part of an animal s environment that enhances survival or reproduction, such as winter or nesting cover.
  24. Structures such as barns, sheds, or windbreaks; or natural areas such as woods, tree lines, large hedge rows, or geographic land features, that are designed or selected to provide physical protection or housing to all animals.
  25. A place where an animal lives and is protected. Shelter is one of four parts (along with food, water, and space) that make up an animal's habitat.