Another word for shelter
shelter cover retreat refuge asylum sanctuarySearch Thesaurus
These nouns refer to places affording protection, as from danger, or to the state of being protected. Shelter usually implies a covered or enclosed area that protects temporarily, as from injury or attack: built a shelter out of pine and hemlock boughs. Cover suggests something that conceals: traveled under cover of darkness. Retreat applies chiefly to a secluded place to which one retires for meditation, peace, or privacy: a rural cabin that served as a weekend retreat. Refuge suggests a place of escape from pursuit or from difficulties that beset one: “The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life” (George Bernard Shaw). Asylum adds to refuge the idea of legal protection or of immunity from arrest: “O! receive the fugitive and prepare in time an asylum for mankind” (Thomas Paine). Sanctuary denotes a sacred or inviolable place of refuge: political refugees finding sanctuary in a monastery.
Another word for shelternoun
Dwellings in general:housing, lodging. Idiom: a roof over one's head. See protection
Something that physically protects, especially from danger:asylum, cover, covert, harbor, haven, protection, refuge, retreat, sanctuary. See attack, safety
An institution that provides care and shelter:asylum, home, hospice, hospital. See protection
The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship:asylum, harborage, refuge, sanctuary. See safety