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


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

      adj : protected from danger or bad weather; "a sheltered harbor"