Meaning of SHELTERED in English

/shel"teuhrd/ , adj.

1. protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.

2. protected from the troubles, annoyances, sordidness, etc., encountered in competitive situations: a sheltered life.

3. (of a business or industry) enjoying noncompetitive conditions, as because of a protective tariff.

4. of or pertaining to employment or housing, esp. for handicapped persons, in a noncompetitive, supervised environment.

[ 1585-95; SHELTER + -ED 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .