Meaning of SHELTER in English

SHELTER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bus shelter (= a small covered area where you wait for a bus )

Some kids had vandalized the bus shelter.

a sheltered upbringing (= one in which someone is protected from difficult or unpleasant experiences )

I'd had a very sheltered upbringing, so going to college was a real eye-opener.

bomb shelter

bus shelter

fallout shelter

seek refuge/asylum/shelter (= try to find somewhere safe )

They sought refuge inside the castle.

tax shelter

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

animal

While he continued to paint, James had taken a low-paying job at an animal shelter .

Fifteen years ago you never saw a Rottweiler in an animal shelter .

Contributions of money will help the league build an animal shelter .

homeless

Four out of five homeless people seeking shelter at a city centre night hostel are being turned away because of overcrowding.

Last month, children accounted for 1, 412 of the 5, 299 people living in homeless shelters in the city.

Everyone knew that would drive up spending on welfare and homeless shelters .

They never had enough money, so they lived in various hotels, apartments and homeless shelters .

They lived in hotels and homeless shelters .

They enjoyed researching everything from homeless shelters to environmental advocacy groups.

They lived in a homeless shelter until a room opened up at the Reiss Hotel.

temporary

Her loving parental home, she knows, is only a temporary shelter .

He also gave me temporary shelter .

AT first they build temporary shelters by weaving a kind of palm branch into matting from which they make little houses.

Red Cross volunteers are providing food, clothing and temporary shelter to the residents.

Another 4,000 have been found temporary shelter with families.

Could we have temporary shelter in Itado in case the weather grew worse?

■ NOUN

bomb

Feb. 13 At least 300 civilians killed in allied attack on Baghdad bomb shelter .

The only thing less suited to the big screen would be a movie set in a bomb shelter .

Until church members complete a sewer system, they have been forbidden to use their newly hewn bomb shelters .

They even went down to the basement bomb shelter and shook pillows.

Every church compound has a bomb shelter .

Bennett persuades his family to build a bomb shelter .

The idea of turning the most historic room in the nation into a bomb shelter struck me as in exceedingly bad taste.

Residents remained in the bomb shelters Saturday.

bus

A bus shelter feet away was blown to bits.

Damien writhed in anger as he stood penned in the bus shelter like an animal, with this herd of obnoxious Cockneys.

When they're still young, girls hang around bus stations, leisure centres, bus shelters or each other's doorsteps.

We will, however, investigate the options for altering the layout of the present advertising bus shelter .

We propose to have a meeting with Adshel with respect to the two bus shelters .

The traffic had started to move more freely now and he walked to the bus shelter at the roadside, and waited.

It was starting to rain, so the three of us sat in a bus shelter .

At a quarter to three I was in position behind the grime-sprayed glass of a bus shelter on the Banbury Road.

fallout

He was on his way to a shopping center in Jeff Parish where a model fallout shelter was on display.

night

The me who said she'd never stay in a hostel again was now on her way to a night shelter .

People staying in some short-stay hostels or night shelters . 5.

Mike Maxwell, a parishioner of St Teresa's, Blacon, works as a volunteer at the night shelter .

So homeless organisations may have to rely on charity to provide the extra night shelter .

raid

Village halls across the country become display areas for gas masks, air raid shelters and bomb disposal demonstrations.

These apparently doubled as personal air raid shelters .

From then we spent many nights in the air raid shelter .

tax

The tax breaks which used to make mortgages an attractive tax shelter , such as Miras, are now long gone.

Many deductions and tax shelters would disappear and in return, rates would be lowered under most flat tax plans.

Nobody needed them, but they were lucrative tax shelters .

Deductions would be eliminated in most cases to close loopholes and discourage the use of tax shelters .

■ VERB

build

AT first they build temporary shelters by weaving a kind of palm branch into matting from which they make little houses.

Unable to build substantial shelters , they were constantly drenched and vulnerable to disease.

John had built a little shelter for it; he was so clever with his hands.

Bennett persuades his family to build a bomb shelter .

Contributions of money will help the league build an animal shelter .

find

Mice had found shelter in the kitchen, and spiders spun their webs unmolested.

Pegasus found shelter in the heavenly stalls of Olympus where the steeds of Zeus were cared for.

But smaller creatures can find shelter enough in the unlikely setting of a scruffy grass tussock.

He is holding out hope that his son ejected safely and has found shelter in the mountains.

He found shelter in a cave, and there self-doubt plagued him.

The Red Cross found shelter for most of those evacuated at a nearby Days Inn.

If he does not need to do much to find food, shelter , and safety, little behavior will be generated.

You want us to climb up this place, however far it is, and find shelter on the top.

give

Holm oak and tamarisk withstand the wind and salt spray and give shelter to the birds.

He also gave me temporary shelter .

The roots, being so prolific, also give shelter to the fry.

In return, we give our companion shelter and food.

But the house was still of use, still gave comfort and shelter .

leave

And what if she were to leave the shelter of the house?

He shuddered slightly as he left the shelter of the van.

Half an hour had passed since they had left the shelter of the culvert.

He took a long look at the approaching man, who was obviously not keen on leaving the shelter of the trees.

And what would happen to a rabbit who left the shelter of the holly tree and ran down the path?

There are two buses a day from Whaddon which leave outside the nuclear shelter at 6.15 a.m. or 7.34 p.m.

live

Last month, children accounted for 1, 412 of the 5, 299 people living in homeless shelters in the city.

Some of those children live in the Crossroads shelter in East Boston.

Tanya remained in Pennsylvania but went to live in a runaway shelter and then in a group home.

They lived in a shelter until a room opened up at the Reiss Hotel.

Lee-Cruz said living in the shelter is hardest for her when she and the children are in their room.

I like the idea of living in shelters .

They lived in shelters dug into hillsides.

need

They need food, shelter , a space to live and they need to be protected.

A horse in a field needs shelter - may be trees all around the edge of the field and/or a wooden shelter.

Probably he needed a doctor, but certainly he needed warmth and shelter and a bed.

But he'd need a lot of shelter to survive.

The human species has three innate drives - we need sustenance, shelter and species reproduction.

Removing caravans would make people homeless and there would be menageries of animals needing food and shelter .

He hadn't yet made up his mind where to head for but he needed shelter .

offer

As a result, no port would offer the boat shelter , and it ceaselessly traverses the Cape, seeking safe harbour.

It offers shelter to every conceivable cause.

The sweet murmur of their water can provide balm for troubled spirits and their banks offer sweet shelter to nurture true love.

provide

The plants provide shelter for animals, trap silt and draw nutrients from the water.

It provides food, shelter and case management for more than 70 families at one time.

The long roots of Water Lettuce provide shelter for fish and fry.

This variety is especially useful for planting in the corners of an aquarium, where it provides a shelter for refuge-seeking fishes.

Who, in Sinead's world, would treat the sick? Provide shelter ?

Twice now he had failed to provide shelter for them.

But you are under the protection of the master, who provides food and shelter , protection and care for you.

World Vision Director, Charles Clayton says the urgent need is to assist with providing food and shelter .

run

We ran into the shelter of Murchison Fiord, which is on the west side of Nordaustlandet.

Sister Connie Driscoll runs a nationally recognized shelter for homeless women and children in Chicago.

Whether to do the sensible thing - chicken out and run for shelter from the bitter blast of the elements?

Startled, the pack had run for the shelter of the trees, where they had milled about uncertainly.

She will meet Mrs Jones who has spent twenty years running a shelter for battered cats, and Mrs Jones is there.

seek

Hundreds of people were seeking shelter in the hospital complex and at police stations.

Ash could accumulate on rooftops, causing them to collapse on people seeking shelter in the vicinity of the volcano.

Late one night, he stopped at the gates of a Franciscan monastery to seek shelter .

The survey of 11, 000 men seeking shelter in 58 missions in late October showed 32 % were veterans.

The lizards can then rest on the warm substrate, and seek shelter for the rest of the day.

They seek shelter in a Sunday night support group.

He had to seek shelter - somewhere to lie up and heal.

Might it be that Marx faced facts while others sought the dubious shelter of wishful thinking?

take

They jointly chose to ignore their employer's orders and statutory safety regulations, by testing detonators without taking shelter .

The other half might be taken by shelter .

They had tents and took shelter during the sudden rainstorms, but they were frequently drenched.

As soon as they were taken from shelter , they began to slide on locked wheels over the yard, and then to tilt.

They threw themselves down on the street or took shelter behind cars and in doorways.

This is one of the few places to take shelter from the streets that was safe to go.

The Bar de la Marine was full as people took shelter .

I wrapped guilt around me like a thick overcoat, wallowed in it and even took shelter in it.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a sheltered life/childhood/upbringing etc

I lead a sheltered life out in the branch.

Listen honey, d' you think I lead a sheltered life?

We led a sheltered life out there in the suburbs.

What a sheltered life she leads, in her self-built lavender ghetto.

sheltered accommodation/housing

A regional study of difficult-to-let sheltered accommodation for older people Falshaw, Richard.

Apartments opened A £725,000 sheltered housing scheme for the elderly was officially opened in Irvinestown today.

For example, little sheltered housing has been constructed for the old and disabled.

Shortly after buying it, Denega was refused listed building consent to demolish the chapel and develop 21 sheltered accommodation units.

The sheltered housing is close to local amenities to allow residents easy access to shops and other facilities.

The issue is to decide the extent to which sufferers may be supported and maintained in sheltered housing.

We have sheltered accommodation, with understanding professional staff, for blind men and women who are unable to look after themselves.

With it went planning consent for the sheltered accommodation units.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a shelter for battered women

a bus shelter

a homeless shelter

an air-raid shelter

They are in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter .

We eventually reached the shelter of the caves.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And what if she were to leave the shelter of the house?

Ash could accumulate on rooftops, causing them to collapse on people seeking shelter in the vicinity of the volcano.

It is a good, hardy community fish, though a little shy, so provide plenty of shelter .

It provides food, shelter and case management for more than 70 families at one time.

Late one night, he stopped at the gates of a Franciscan monastery to seek shelter .

Tanya remained in Pennsylvania but went to live in a runaway shelter and then in a group home.

Then the Jesuit volunteers pushed open the shelter doors and the worshipers followed the cross into a misty rain.

They jointly chose to ignore their employer's orders and statutory safety regulations, by testing detonators without taking shelter .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

house

She was delighted with the high trees, privet and rhododendrons that protected and sheltered the houses .

rain

It was at least pleasant to be able to shelter from the rain .

An aging water tank rises above the sheds that shelter the sheep from rain and the sweltering summer sun.

I took them into the byre so that they could shelter from the rain .

This is where we might find somebody sleeping rough, or sheltering from the rain .

He was telling his story to people sheltering from the rain .

If nothing else, it'd give us somewhere to shelter from the rain .

Several people over there, sheltering from the rain beneath the elevated section of the railway.

tax

Another way of sheltering your returns from tax is within an offshore life assurance investment bond.

wind

They do need a spot sheltered from wind , though; they're lightweight and tend to blow about.

Otherwise we put the continuity of vital work in jeopardy by failing to shelter it from the winds of international currency exchanges.

I was even sufficiently sheltered from the wind to notice the fresh, grassy smell of the cabbage crop I was crossing.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

An umbrella sheltered them from the sun.

Federal agents knew the family had been sheltering criminals in their home.

Police are appealing to anyone who may be sheltering the wanted man to come forward.

They risked their own lives sheltering Jews from the Nazis.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beyond this rose the green hill that sheltered Applegarth.

But the final figure may never be known for the flats were notorious for sheltering illegal immigrants.

But the shimmering white minaret, and the impressive dome, designed to shelter 3,500 worshippers, are deceptive.

He had been sheltering under the eaves.

He himself and his staff would certainly die as well, and Lobethal would no longer shelter anyone.

Sometimes he would be away for two or three days, spending his nights in a sheltered nook known as the Cave.

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