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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shel·ter /ˈʃɛltɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shel·ter, v. i. To take shelter.
 There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat,
 Shelters in cool.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shel·ter n.
 1. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
 The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,
 From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade.   --Pope.
 2. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
    Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me.   --Ps. lxi. 3.  
 3. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
    Who into shelter takes their tender bloom.   --Young.
 Shelter tent,a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers carry the pieces.
 Syn: -- Asylum; refuge; retreat; covert; sanctuary; protection; defense; security.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shel·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheltered p. pr. & vb. n. Sheltering.]
 1. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
    Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.   --Dryden.
    You have no convents . . . in which such persons may be received and sheltered.   --Southey.
 2. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
 In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame,
 Or shelter passion under friendship's name.   --Prior.
 3. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively.
    They sheltered themselves under a rock.   --Abp. Abbot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
      2: protective covering that provides protection from the
      3: the condition of being protected; "they were huddled
         together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and
         protection in his new home" [syn: protection]
      4: a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay
         on current earnings [syn: tax shelter]
      5: temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
      v 1: provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government
           could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless
      2: invest (money) so that it is not taxable