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shelter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shelter

  1. something (as a building) that offers cover from the weather or protection from danger <the sudden fierce storm forced us to run to the nearest shelter> Synonyms asylum, bolt-hole [chiefly British], harbor, harborage, haven, refuge, retreat, sanctuary, sanctum Related Words oasis; anchorage, mooring, port; cover, screen; abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, habitation, house, housing, lodging, lodgment (or lodgement), pad, place, quarters, residence, rest, roof; cloister, closet, covert, den, hermitage, hideaway, hideout, lair; castle, fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, redoubt, stronghold; lean-to, lee, shed, windbreak




shelter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shelter

  1. 1 to be or provide a shelter for <the abandoned barn shelters a colony of stray cats> Synonyms harbor, refuge Related Words cover, defend, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, ward; domicile, house, place, quarter; shade, shadow Near Antonyms expose

  2. 2 to provide with living quarters or shelter <sheltered the troops in tents until permanent barracks could be built> Synonyms accommodate, bestow, billet, bivouac, board, bunk, camp, chamber, domicile, encamp, harbor, lodge, put up, quarter, roof, room, house, take inRelated Words ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down)Near Antonyms eject, evict





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