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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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