(noun, verb)


1. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

Definition categories: man–made, construction, structure

2. protective covering that provides protection from the weather

Definition categories: man–made, protection

3. the condition of being protected

Similar word(s): protection

Definition categories: state, security

4. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

Definition categories: possession, decrease, diminution, reduction

5. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

Definition categories: man–made, housing, lodging


1. provide shelter for

- After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people

Definition categories: stative, furnish, provide, render, supply

2. invest (money) so that it is not taxable

Definition categories: possession, commit, invest, place, put

Sentences with shelter as a verb:

- During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.