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Definition of 'shelter'

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  1. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  2. protective covering that provides protection from the weather
  3. the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
       Synonyms: protection
  4. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
       Synonyms: tax shelter
  5. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons


  1. provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
  2. invest (money) so that it is not taxable

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