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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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The lion was scarce thirty paces from them, and they were equally as far from the shelter.
Thuran, at the sound of that awful roar, had come to the opening of the shelter, and as he saw the tableau below him he hopped up and down, shrieking to them in Russian.
The change to this warm and cheerful place of shelter from the chilly and misty solitude of the moor is so luxuriously delightful that I am quite content, for the first few minutes, to stretch myself on a bed, in lazy enjoyment of my new position; without caring to inquire into whose house we have intruded; without even wondering at the strange absence of master, mistress, or member of the family to welcome our arrival under their hospitable roof.
The warped things advanced and entered the shelter.
After examining D'Arnot's wounds the man left the shelter and disappeared.
Suddenly the man hastened from the shelter only to return a few minutes later with several pieces of bark and--wonder of wonders--a lead pencil.
But scarce had I fallen ere I felt powerful hands grip my ankles, and in another second I was being drawn within the shelter of the tree's interior.
As the attacks of our enemies ceased and our eyes became accustomed to the semi-darkness of the interior of our strange retreat, I took the opportunity to explore our shelter.
If we could but reach it we might still hope to make the shelter of the cliff caves.
I am just now past the want of food, God knows, and wish but to purchase shelter.
That is just the thing I have been driving at,' replied I; 'and I am thinking that this ravine will exactly answer our purpose, for it is roomy, secluded, well watered, and may shelter us from the weather.
The rain descended in such torrents that our poor shelter proved a mere mockery.