French translation of 'shelter'
1. (= structure) abri m see also bus shelter
2. (= refuge) (for homeless people, victims of abuse) refuge m
3. (= protection) abri m
to take shelter se mettre à l’abri ⧫ s’abriter
to take shelter from sth s’abriter de qch
to seek shelter chercher refuge
to give shelter [tree, hut] abriter
to give sb shelter for the night [person] héberger qn pour la nuit
1. (= protect from wind, rain, sun) abriter
2. (= give lodging to) [fugitive, runaway, illegal immigrant] donner asile à
s’abriter ⧫ se mettre à l’abri
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Example Sentences Including 'shelter'
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Men shelter in pub doorways, smoking in the drizzle.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
That making shelter for human buildings is a noble activity.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The school cycle sheds were taken over as air raid shelters.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Most of the occupants were brewery workers who on account of their early rising resented bitterly being told to take shelter.Bomber (2006 (1970))
We hug the coastline in a vain attempt to seek shelter from the wind.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
For five years my little one has slept in a bomb shelter.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He would need a warm dry shelter during bad weather, such as a greenhouse or utility area with a ultraviolet heat lamp.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Islanders on the frontline hid in bomb shelters.The Sun (2014)
Researchers saw the traits while watching them find shelter and food.The Sun (2015)
She had been offering shelter to other people with drink problems.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The ambassador sheltered in the building for two hours before returning to the embassy.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The home is one of only a few special needs shelters in a city of 12 million people.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The ways in which food and shelter are obtained affects whether the other human needs are met.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There were claims that government forces had sought to force their way into the city to shelter from Western air strikes in a residential area.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We provide shelter for women who have suffered domestic abuse.The Sun (2015)
When they became trapped in the blaze, most tried to take cover beneath foil shelters.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You can all hang out in the bus shelter together.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You meet when you shelter from the rain.The Sun (2008)
Yet he always found friends to give him shelter and a place to teach.Christianity Today (2000)
The common need for shelter is the basis of the housing problem.Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)
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'shelter' in Other Languages
British English: shelter /ˈʃɛltə/ NOUN
A shelter is a small building or covered place which is made to protect people from bad weather or danger.
...a bus shelter.
- American English: shelter
- Arabic: مَلْجَأ
- Brazilian Portuguese: abrigo
- Chinese: 掩蔽处
- Croatian: sklonište
- Czech: přístřešek
- Danish: ly
- Dutch: schuilgelegenheid
- European Spanish: cobijo
- Finnish: suoja
- French: abri
- German: Obdach
- Greek: καταφύγιο
- Italian: rifugio
- Japanese: 避難所
- Korean: 대피소
- Norwegian: ly
- Polish: schronienie
- European Portuguese: abrigo
- Romanian: adăpost
- Russian: убежище
- Spanish: refugio
- Swedish: skydd
- Thai: ที่กำบัง
- Turkish: barınak
- Ukrainian: притулок
- Vietnamese: nơi trú ẩn
British English: shelter VERB
person If you shelter in a place, you stay there and are protected from bad weather or danger.
...a man sheltering in a doorway.
British English: shelter VERB
place If a place or thing is sheltered by something, it is protected by that thing from wind and rain.
...a wooden house, sheltered by a low pointed roof.
Translation of shelter from the Collins English to French Dictionary