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English noun: shelter

1. shelter (artifact) a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)army hut, asylum, collapsible shelter, cookhouse, cyclone cellar, dugout, fallout shelter, field hut, haven, hovel, hut, hut, hutch, loft, mantelet, mantlet, oasis, pigeon loft, refuge, sanctuary, sconce, shack, shanty, storm cellar, tent, tornado cellar

2. shelter (artifact) protective covering that provides protection from the weather

Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering

Narrower (hyponym)bell cot, bell cote, birdhouse, canopy, cote, dog house, doghouse, kennel, lean-to, roost, sconce, sentry box

3. shelter (state) the condition of being protected

SamplesThey were huddled together for protection.
He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home.


Broader (hypernym)security

Narrower (hyponym)indemnity, insurance, radioprotection

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

Synonymstax shelter

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

5. shelter (artifact) temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

Broader (hypernym)housing, living accommodations, lodging

Narrower (hyponym)camp, refugee camp

English verb: shelter

1. shelter (stative) provide shelter for

SamplesAfter the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)domiciliate, harbor, harbour, house, kennel, put up, stable, stall

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

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)commit, invest, place, put

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