Synonyms of 'shelter'
something that provides cover or protection from weather or dangera bus shelter
the protection given by such a coverthe hut where they were given food and shelter
Innocence is no protection from the evils in our society.
the safety of your own home
They took refuge in a bomb shelter.
There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
He could not remain long in a place of security.
defence, , ,
The land was flat, giving no scope for defence.
roof over your head
something that provides cover or protection from weather or dangera shelter for homeless women
We climbed up a winding track towards a mountain refuge.
a real haven at the end of a busy working day
Some of them have sought sanctuary in the church.
He spent yesterday in his country retreat.
They applied for asylum after fleeing their home country.
a safe haven for terrorists
to provide with a place to live or a hiding placea man sheltering in a doorway
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
to provide with a place to live or a hiding placeA neighbour sheltered the boy for seven days.
He vowed to protect them.
He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
harbouring terrorist suspects
international action to safeguard the ozone layer
You make a run for it and I'll cover you.
She could have saved him from this final disaster.
Sentries guarded the entrance to the building.
They defended themselves against some thugs.
keep from harm
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in the sense of asylum
refuge granted to a political refugee from a foreign countryThey applied for asylum after fleeing their home country.
in the sense of defence
something that provides such resistanceThe land was flat, giving no scope for defence.
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