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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
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Jo fights it out at his crossing among the mud and wheels, the horses, whips, and umbrellas, and gets but a scanty sum to pay for the unsavoury shelter of Tom-all-Alone's.
It was dependent on him, a stranger, for food, shelter, and clothes to cover its nakedness.
After passing a chasseur regiment and in the lines of the Kiev grenadiers- fine fellows busy with similar peaceful affairs- near the shelter of the regimental commander, higher than and different from the others, Prince Andrew came out in front of a platoon of grenadiers before whom lay a naked man.
As their strength returned the two men constructed a rude shelter in the branches of a tree, high enough from the ground to insure safety from the larger beasts of prey.
While the other members of the party which has accompanied Sir James on his voyage of inspection among the lighthouses are content to wait in the harbor of Lerwick for a favorable change in the weather, I am obstinately bent on leaving the comfortable shelter of the vessel to explore some inland ruin of prehistoric times, of which I never heard, and for which I care nothing.
Owing to their bloody duels, they are always numerically inferior to the women, so there is shelter for them all.
The toreadors hid behind their shelters and waited.
It often falls heavy enough, no doubt, on people who are really obliged to get their living, to be forced to work for the clothes that cover them, the roof that shelters them, and the food that keeps them going.
Loose the oxen from the trek-tows and drive them in between the wagons; they will give them some shelter.
If the reverend fathers,'' he said, ``loved good cheer and soft lodging, few miles of riding would carry them to the Priory of Brinxworth, where their quality could not but secure them the most honourable reception; or if they preferred spending a penitential evening, they might turn down yonder wild glade, which would bring them to the hermitage of Copmanhurst, where a pious anchoret would make them sharers for the night of the shelter of his roof and the benefit of his prayers.
Two had bit the dust, one had fled, four had made good their footing inside our defences, while from the shelter of the woods seven or eight men, each evidently supplied with several muskets, kept up a hot though useless fire on the log-house.
An overhanging rock offered him a temporary shelter, and scarcely had he availed himself of it when the tempest burst forth in all its fury.