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Another word for shelter

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Noun
  1. Dwellings in general

  2. Something that physically protects, especially from danger

      1. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.
      2. The holiest part of a sacred place, as the part of a Christian church around the altar.
      3. A sacred place, such as a church, in which fugitives formerly were immune to arrest.
      1. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
      2. Withdrawal of a military force from a dangerous position or from an enemy attack.
      3. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
      1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
      2. A place providing protection or shelter:
      3. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
      1. The act of protecting.
      2. The condition of being protected.
      3. One that protects:
      1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
      2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
      3. To put into or provide with a haven.
      1. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
      2. A place of shelter; a refuge.
      3. To give shelter to:
      1. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown:
      2. Covered or covered over; sheltered.
      3. Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
      1. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal:
      2. To overlay or spread with something:
      3. To put a cover or covering on:
      1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
      2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
      3. Protection or shelter; refuge:
  3. An institution that provides care and shelter

      1. A facility that provides emergency, inpatient, and usually outpatient medical care for sick or injured people.
      2. A facility that provides veterinary care for sick or injured animals.
      3. A charitable institution, such as an orphanage or a home for the elderly.
      1. A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute, especially one maintained by a monastic order.
      2. A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient's home.
      1. A place where one lives; a residence.
      2. The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or apartment.
      3. A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household.
      1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
      2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
      3. Protection or shelter; refuge:
    See also:

    protection

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

      1. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.
      2. The holiest part of a sacred place, as the part of a Christian church around the altar.
      3. A sacred place, such as a church, in which fugitives formerly were immune to arrest.
      1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
      2. A place providing protection or shelter:
      3. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
      1. Shelter and anchorage for ships.
      2. Shelter; refuge.
      1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
      2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
      3. Protection or shelter; refuge:
    See also:

    safety

Verb
  1. To give refuge to

      1. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.
      2. A household or family.
      3. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
      1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
      2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
      3. To put into or provide with a haven.
      1. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
      2. A place of shelter; a refuge.
      3. To give shelter to:
    See also:

    protection

Another word for shelter

Noun
      1. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
      2. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
      3. A darker area in a picture or photograph.
      1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
      2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
      3. The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
      1. A crude or makeshift dwelling or shelter; a shack.
      2. A temporary structure for sheltering troops.
      3. To shelter or take shelter in a hut.
      1. To have (a growth or covering) be disconnected or fall off by a natural process:
      2. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed):
      3. To take off (an article of clothing).
      1. A small, crudely built cabin; a shanty.
      2. To live or dwell:
      1. 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.
      2. Something resembling such a portable shelter in construction or outline:
      3. To camp in a tent.
      1. The exterior surface and its supporting structures on the top of a building.
      2. The upper exterior surface of a dwelling as a symbol of the home itself:
      3. The top covering of something:
      1. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.
      2. A household or family.
      3. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
      1. One who protects; a guardian.
      2. A device that protects; a guard.
      3. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
      1. One that guards, watches over, or protects.
      2. One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or minor.
      3. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
      1. The condition of being safe; freedom from danger, risk, or injury.
      2. A device designed to prevent accidents, as a lock on a firearm preventing accidental firing.
      3. 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.
      1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
      2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
      3. A group or department of private guards:
      1. The act of defending against attack, danger, or injury.
      2. A means or method of defending or protecting.
      3. The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
      1. A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect.
      2. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide:
      3. A coarse sieve used for sifting out fine particles, as of sand, gravel, or coal.
      1. 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.
      2. A person or thing that provides protection.
      3. A steel sheet attached to an artillery piece to protect gunners from small-arms fire and shrapnel.
      1. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown:
      2. Covered or covered over; sheltered.
      3. Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
      1. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
      2. Withdrawal of a military force from a dangerous position or from an enemy attack.
      3. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
      1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
      2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
      3. Protection or shelter; refuge:
      1. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.
      2. The holiest part of a sacred place, as the part of a Christian church around the altar.
      3. A sacred place, such as a church, in which fugitives formerly were immune to arrest.
      1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
      2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
      3. To put into or provide with a haven.
      1. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
      2. A place of shelter; a refuge.
      3. To give shelter to:
      1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
      2. A place providing protection or shelter:
      3. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
Verb
      1. A cottage or cabin, often rustic, used as a temporary abode or shelter:
      2. A small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper.
      3. An inn.
      1. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.
      2. A household or family.
      3. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
      1. To surround on all sides; close in:
      2. To fence in so as to prevent common use:
      3. To build or equip with a roof and walls:
      1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
      2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
      3. Something, such as fencing or a border, that surrounds:
      1. A precautionary measure:
      2. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
      3. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
      1. To keep from injury, peril, or harm; protect.
      2. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
      3. To keep or maintain intact:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. To look after, to provide care for.
      2. To deal with, handle.
      3. (slang, euphemistic) To kill.
      1. 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.
      2. A person or thing that provides protection.
      3. A steel sheet attached to an artillery piece to protect gunners from small-arms fire and shrapnel.
      1. To keep from being damaged, attacked, stolen, or injured; guard.
      2. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
      3. To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
      1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
      2. To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
      3. To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
      1. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
      2. A place of shelter; a refuge.
      3. To give shelter to:
      1. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
      2. A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients:
      3. A division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes.
      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured:
      2. To supervise the entry and exit through; keep watch at:
      3. To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence:
      1. To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
      1. To put or keep out of sight or away from notice:
      2. To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal:
      3. To cut off from sight; cover up:
      1. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal:
      2. To overlay or spread with something:
      3. To put a cover or covering on:
      1. A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect.
      2. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide:
      3. A coarse sieve used for sifting out fine particles, as of sand, gravel, or coal.

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