Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shelter

5 senses of shelter

Sense 1
shelter -- (a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 2
shelter -- (protective covering that provides protection from the weather)
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 3
protection, shelter -- (the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home")
       => security -- (the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security")

Sense 4
tax shelter, shelter -- (a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings)
       => decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Sense 5
shelter -- (temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons)
       => housing, lodging, living accommodations -- (structures collectively in which people are housed)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shelter

2 senses of shelter

Sense 1
shelter -- (provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 2
shelter -- (invest (money) so that it is not taxable)
       => invest, put, commit, place -- (make an investment; "Put money into bonds")

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