shelter


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Shelter

A general term used in statutes that relates to the provision of food, clothing, and housing for specified individuals; a home with a proper environment that affords protection from the weather.

shelter

(Protection), noun aid, asylum, care, cover, covering, coverture, defense, habitation, harbor, haven, home, house, lodging, place of refuge, preservation, refuge, retreat, roof, safety, sanctuary, screen, security, shield, stronghold, support

shelter

(Tax benefit), noun advantage, gain, hedge, refuge, security, tax haven, tax sanctuary
Associated concepts: tax shelter
See also: asylum, building, bulwark, cache, cloak, cover, dwelling, ensconce, enshroud, guard, harbor, haven, hedge, hide, house, immure, keep, lodging, maintain, panoply, preserve, protect, protection, receive, refuge, safekeeping, safety, screen, security, shield, shroud, structure, sustain, veil
References in classic literature ?
There they were, running away into the night and the snow, seeking to find shelter from the cold.
I know not,'' said Gurth, sullenly, ``if I should show the way to my master's house, to those who demand as a right, the shelter which most are fain to ask as a favour.
The doctor and Gray and I ran full speed for shelter.
The cannon will warn every one to refuse shelter to a man wandering about naked and famished.
On one occasion, a herd of buffalo straying near their evening camp, they killed three of them merely for their hides, wherewith to make a shelter for the night.
And driven the Hamadryad from the wood To seek a shelter in some happier star?
We had, perhaps, three hundred yards to cover between our boulder and the cliffs, and then to search out a suitable shelter for our stand against the terrifying things that were pursuing us.
These kraals are wide patches of cleared land, surrounded by hedges and jungles, where traders take shelter against not only the wild beasts, but also the robber tribes of the country.
After reflecting a moment, temporarily sheltered beneath the little wicket of the prison of the treasurer of the Sainte- Chappelle, as to the shelter which he would select for the night, having all the pavements of Paris to choose from, he remembered to have noticed the week previously in the Rue de la Savaterie, at the door of a councillor of the parliament, a stepping stone for mounting a mule, and to have said to himself that that stone would furnish, on occasion, a very excellent pillow for a mendicant or a poet.
When D'Arnot regained consciousness, he found himself lying upon a bed of soft ferns and grasses beneath a little "A" shaped shelter of boughs.
In one company dinner was ready, and the soldiers were gazing eagerly at the steaming boiler, waiting till the sample, which a quartermaster sergeant was carrying in a wooden bowl to an officer who sat on a log before his shelter, had been tasted.
When the shelter was completed La had Tarzan transferred to it.