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    shelter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shelter

    (noun) a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger Definition
    (noun) protective covering that provides protection from the weather Definition
    (noun) the condition of being protected
    Synonyms : protection
    Example Sentence
    • they were huddled together for protection
    • he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home
    (noun) a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
    Synonyms : tax shelter
    (noun) temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons Definition
    (verb) provide shelter for
    Example Sentence
    • After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people
    (verb) invest (money) so that it is not taxable
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