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Another word for shelter

Noun
  1. Dwellings in general

  2. See also:

    protection

  3. Something that physically protects, especially from danger

  4. See also:

    safety

    attack

  5. An institution that provides care and shelter

  6. See also:

    protection

  7. The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship

  8. See also:

    safety

Another word for shelter

Verb
  1. To give refuge to

  2. See also:

    protection

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