Shelter

Definition of Shelter

Shel´ter
n.1.That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
2.One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me.
- Ps. lxi. 3.
3.The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
Who into shelter takes their tender bloom.
- Young.
Shelter tent
a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers carry the pieces.
v. t.1.To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
[imp. & p. p. Sheltered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sheltering.]
2.To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
3.To betake to cover, or to a safe place; - used reflexively.
v. i.1.To take shelter.

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