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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.


Synonymsprotection


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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