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shelter

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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shelter

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of shelter (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be or provide a shelter for
  • the abandoned barn shelters a colony of stray cats

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2 to provide with living quarters or shelter
  • sheltered the troops in tents until permanent barracks could be built

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The first known use of shelter was in 1585

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“Shelter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shelter. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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