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A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
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  1. A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
  2. A broad piece of armor made of rigid material and strapped to the arm or carried in the hand for protection against hurled or thrusted weapons.
  3. A wall or housing of an absorbing material, such as concrete or lead, built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
A person or thing that gives shelter, help, or comfort
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  1. A person or thing that gives shelter, help, or comfort
  2. A place providing protection or shelter:
  3. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
A place of refuge, safety, etc.; retreat; shelter
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  1. A place of refuge, safety, etc.; retreat; shelter
  2. A protected inlet, or branch of a sea, lake, etc., where ships can anchor, esp. one with port facilities
  3. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
A harbor or anchorage; a port.
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  1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
  2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
A place of refuge or protection; asylum: orig., fugitives from justice were immune from arrest in churches or other sacred places
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  1. A place of refuge or protection; asylum: orig., fugitives from justice were immune from arrest in churches or other sacred places
  2. A particularly holy place within a church or temple, as the part around the altar, the holy of holies in the Jewish Temple, etc.
  3. A holy place, as a building set aside for worship of the divinity or of one or more deities
A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
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  1. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
  2. The protection given by a sanctuary or refuge or by one country to refugees from another country
  3. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance.
The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
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  1. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
  2. An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
  3. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
A hiding place for game, as underbrush or a thicket
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  1. A hiding place for game, as underbrush or a thicket
  2. (Ornithology) Any of the small feathers covering a particular area of a bird, as the bases of the larger feathers of a wing or tail
  3. (Zoology) One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.
A light, movable, covered frame or series of frames hinged together, serving as a portable partition to separate, conceal, shelter, or protect
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  1. A light, movable, covered frame or series of frames hinged together, serving as a portable partition to separate, conceal, shelter, or protect
  2. A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect.
  3. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide:
(Sports) The means or tactics used in trying to stop the opposition from scoring.
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  1. (Sports) The means or tactics used in trying to stop the opposition from scoring.
  2. The team or those players on the team attempting to stop the opposition from scoring.
  3. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault:
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  1. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault:
  2. An organization or department whose task is protection or safety, esp. a private police force hired to patrol or guard a building, park, or other area
  3. A group or department of private guards:
(Baseball) base hit
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  1. (Baseball) base hit
  2. A catch or locking device on a firearm that prevents it from firing
  3. (Football) A play in which a member of the offensive team downs the ball or is tackled or forced out of bounds behind his own goal line, resulting in two points for the defensive team.
A person legally placed in charge of the affairs of a minor or of a person of unsound mind
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  1. A person legally placed in charge of the affairs of a minor or of a person of unsound mind
  2. A person who guards, protects, or takes care of another person, property, etc.; custodian
  3. (Law) One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or minor.
A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
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  1. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
  2. One who protects; a guardian.
  3. A device that protects; a guard.
A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
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  1. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
  2. Something regarded as a house; place that provides shelter, living space, etc.
  3. A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something:
The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure:
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  1. The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure:
  2. The outside top covering of a building
  3. Figuratively, a house or home
A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice.
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  1. A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice.
  2. A portable shelter consisting of canvas, skins, etc. stretched over poles and attached to stakes
  3. A portable shelter made of fabric or other material stretched over a supporting framework of poles and usually stabilized or secured to the ground with cords and stakes.
A crude, roughly built hut or cabin.
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  1. A crude, roughly built hut or cabin.
  2. Any unpleasant, poorly constructed or poorly furnished building.
  3. A small house or cabin that is crudely built and furnished; shanty
A small, rough building or lean-to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc.
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  1. A small, rough building or lean-to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc.
  2. The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.
  3. A large, strongly built, barnlike or hangarlike structure, often with open front or sides
A temporary structure for sheltering troops.
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  1. A temporary structure for sheltering troops.
  2. A crude or makeshift dwelling or shelter; a shack.
  3. A little house or cabin of the plainest or crudest kind
Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat:
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  1. Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat:
  2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
  3. A place giving protection from the heat and light of the sun, as under a tree
The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
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  1. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
  2. A faint indication; a foreshadowing:
  3. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
To protect, guard, or shield:
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  1. To protect, guard, or shield:
  2. To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
  3. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
To defend (a position or area):
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  1. To defend (a position or area):
  2. To hide or screen from view or knowledge; conceal. Often used with up:
  3. In commercial law, to buy, or the purchase of, goods on the open market that are similar to those that a seller of such goods had promised, but failed, to deliver. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, the buyer is entitled from the seller the difference between the cost of the substituted goods and the original contract price if the buyer acted in good faith and without unreasonable delay when obtaining the substituted goods.
To conceal from the knowledge of others; keep secret
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  1. To conceal from the knowledge of others; keep secret
  2. To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal:
  3. To cut off from sight; cover up:
To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
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  1. To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
  2. To put out of sight; hide
To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured:
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  1. To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured:
  2. (--- Sports) To keep (an opponent) from making a gain or scoring; also, to cover (a goal or area) in defensive play
  3. To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
(Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
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  1. (Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
  2. To turn aside; fend off; parry
  3. To guard; protect.
To entertain or nourish (a specified thought or feeling):
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  1. To entertain or nourish (a specified thought or feeling):
  2. To give shelter to:
  3. To serve as, or provide, a place of protection to; shelter or house; conceal or hide
To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
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  1. To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
  2. (Sports) To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
  3. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
(Commerce) To set aside funds toward the payment of (a note, draft, etc.) at maturity
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  1. (Commerce) To set aside funds toward the payment of (a note, draft, etc.) at maturity
  2. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
  3. (Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty.
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  1. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty.
  2. A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
  3. A wall or housing of an absorbing material, such as concrete or lead, built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  3. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
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  1. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
  2. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
  3. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
To protect or guard
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  1. To protect or guard
  2. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
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  1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
  2. To form an enclosure around; encompass
  3. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
(Intransitive) To hold or contain.
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  1. (Intransitive) To hold or contain.
  2. To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else
  3. To fence in so as to prevent common use:
(Nautical) To secure or stow safely.
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  1. (Nautical) To secure or stow safely.
  2. To shelter, keep, or store in a house or other structure:
  3. To cover, harbor, or shelter by or as if by putting into a house
To live (with another or in another's home) as a paying guest
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  1. To live (with another or in another's home) as a paying guest
  2. To come to rest or be placed and remain firmly fixed
  3. To provide with a place of temporary residence; house
Shelter or lodging; accommodation in houses, apartments, etc.
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  1. Shelter or lodging; accommodation in houses, apartments, etc.
  2. Buildings or other shelters in which people live:
  3. Provision of lodging or shelter:
A place to live:
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  1. A place to live:
  2. Sleeping accommodations:
  3. A room or rooms rented in a private home
Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
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  1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
  2. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance.
  3. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
A shelter for protection, as from gunfire
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  1. A shelter for protection, as from gunfire
  2. Shelter or protection:
  3. Strategic protection given by armed units during hostile action:
(Ornithology) Any of the small feathers covering a particular area of a bird, as the bases of the larger feathers of a wing or tail
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  1. (Ornithology) Any of the small feathers covering a particular area of a bird, as the bases of the larger feathers of a wing or tail
  2. A covered or protected place; shelter
  3. A covering or cover.
A protected inlet, or branch of a sea, lake, etc., where ships can anchor, esp. one with port facilities
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  1. A protected inlet, or branch of a sea, lake, etc., where ships can anchor, esp. one with port facilities
  2. A place of refuge, safety, etc.; retreat; shelter
  3. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
A harbor or anchorage; a port.
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  1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
  2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
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  1. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
  2. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
  3. One that protects:
Shelter or protection from danger, difficulty, etc.
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  1. Shelter or protection from danger, difficulty, etc.
  2. An expedient to secure protection or defence.
  3. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
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  1. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
  2. An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
  3. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
A holy place, as a building set aside for worship of the divinity or of one or more deities
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  1. A holy place, as a building set aside for worship of the divinity or of one or more deities
  2. A particularly holy place within a church or temple, as the part around the altar, the holy of holies in the Jewish Temple, etc.
  3. A place of refuge or protection; asylum: orig., fugitives from justice were immune from arrest in churches or other sacred places
(Obs.) A sanctuary, as a temple, where criminals, debtors, etc. were safe from arrest
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  1. (Obs.) A sanctuary, as a temple, where criminals, debtors, etc. were safe from arrest
  2. The protection given by a sanctuary or refuge or by one country to refugees from another country
  3. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance.
(Computing) A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the first character of the current line, or on the Internet to the top of the web page.
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  1. (Computing) A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the first character of the current line, or on the Internet to the top of the web page.
  2. A place thought of as home
  3. (--- Games) Home base.
A homelike facility to provide supportive care for terminally ill patients
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  1. A homelike facility to provide supportive care for terminally ill patients
  2. A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute, especially one maintained by a monastic order.
  3. A home for the sick or poor
An institution providing medical, surgical, or psychiatric testing and treatment for people who are ill, injured, pregnant, etc. on an inpatient, outpatient, or emergency care basis: often involved with public health programs, research, medical education, etc.
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  1. An institution providing medical, surgical, or psychiatric testing and treatment for people who are ill, injured, pregnant, etc. on an inpatient, outpatient, or emergency care basis: often involved with public health programs, research, medical education, etc.
  2. A repair shop for specified items:
  3. (Chiefly British) A charitable institution, such as an orphanage or a home for the elderly.
A place where one is safe and secure; refuge
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  1. A place where one is safe and secure; refuge
  2. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance.
  3. Protection or shelter; refuge:
Shelter or lodgings
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  1. Shelter or lodgings
  2. (US, nautical) A place for refuge for a vessel.
  3. Shelter; refuge.
An expediency or shift; action taken to escape trouble or difficulty
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  1. An expediency or shift; action taken to escape trouble or difficulty
  2. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
  3. A place providing protection or shelter:
A holy place, as a building set aside for worship of the divinity or of one or more deities
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  1. A holy place, as a building set aside for worship of the divinity or of one or more deities
  2. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.
  3. A place of refuge or asylum.
To give shelter to:
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  1. To give shelter to:
  2. To entertain or nourish (a specified thought or feeling):
  3. To serve as, or provide, a place of protection to; shelter or house; conceal or hide
To provide a haven for
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  1. To provide a haven for
  2. To put into or provide with a haven.
To reside; live
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  1. To reside; live
  2. To shelter, keep, or store in a house or other structure:
  3. To cover, harbor, or shelter by or as if by putting into a house

Synonym Study

  • A sanctuary is an asylum that has a sacred or inviolable character the former right of sanctuary in churches
  • Asylum is applied to a refuge where one is immune from seizure or harm, as because it is beyond a particular legal jurisdiction the convict sought asylum abroad
  • Retreat implies retirement from that which threatens one's peace, and withdrawal to a safe, quiet, or secluded place a country retreat, a retreat for prayer and meditation
  • Refuge suggests a place of safety that one flees to in escaping danger or difficulties he sought political refuge in France
  • Shelter implies the protection of something that covers, as a roof or other structure that shields one from the elements or danger to find shelter from the rain
Find another word for shelter. In this page you can discover 74 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shelter, like: shield, refuge, harbor, haven, sanctuary, asylum, retreat, covert, screen, defense and security.