Synonyms of shelter
1 coverDictionary • a bus shelter
cover • Put a polythene cover over it to protect it from dust.
screen • They put a screen in front of me.
2 protectionDictionary • the hut where they were given food and shelter
protection • Innocence is no protection from the evils in our society.
safety • the safety of your own home
refuge • They took refuge in a bomb shelter.
cover • There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
security • He could not remain long in a place of security.
defence • The land was flat, giving no scope for defence.
roof over your head
3 refugeDictionary • a shelter for homeless women
refuge • We climbed up a winding track towards a mountain refuge.
haven • a real haven at the end of a busy working day
sanctuary • Some of them have sought sanctuary in the church.
retreat • He spent yesterday in his country retreat.
asylum • He applied for asylum after fleeing his home country.
safe haven • a safe haven for terrorists
1 take shelter • a man sheltering in a doorway
hide • The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
2 protectDictionary • A neighbour sheltered the boy for seven days.
protect • He vowed to protect her all the days of her life.
shield • He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
harbour • harbouring terrorist suspects
safeguard • international action to safeguard the ozone layer
cover • You make a run for it and I'll cover you.
save • She could have saved him from this final disaster.
guard • Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
defend • They defended themselves against some racist thugs.
keep from harm
, leave open
, lay open
, make vulnerable
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asylumIf a government gives a person from another country asylum, they allow them to stay, usually because they are unable to return home safely for political reasons.
• He applied for asylum after fleeing his home country.
• Put a polythene cover over it to protect it from dust.
coverCover is trees, rocks, or other places where you shelter from the weather or from an attack, or hide from someone.
• There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
Thesaurus for shelter from the Collins English Thesaurus
something that provides cover or protection, as from weather or danger; place of refuge