Synonyms for shelter

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : shel-ter
Phonetic Transcription : ˈʃɛl tər

Top 10 synonyms for shelter Other synonyms for the word shelter

Définition of shelter

Origin :
  • 1580s, "structure affording protection," possibly an alteration of Middle English sheltron, sheldtrume "roof or wall formed by locked shields," from Old English scyldtruma, from scield "shield" (see shield (n.)) + truma "troop," related to Old English trum "firm, strong" (see trim).
  • If so, the original notion is of a compact body of men protected by interlocking shields. OED finds this "untenable" and proposed derivation from shield + -ture. Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s; meaning "temporary lodging for homeless poor" is first recorded 1890 in Salvation Army jargon; sense of "temporary home for animals" is from 1971. Related: Shelterless.
  • noun protection, habitat
  • verb provide safety, cover
Example sentences :
  • For, if he could get shelter for three days, the hue and cry would subside.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • If He does not mean us to keep her in the shelter of our home for the present, we do not know what He means.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • It might be an evil start to come to his door so late and claim the shelter of his roof.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Shelter, covering, bed—beyond these all is mere superfluity.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Bullets were flying in all directions, and there was no question of shelter.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • There had been a storm, and a good many vessels had run into the inlet for shelter.
  • Extract from : « Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates » by Howard Pyle
  • "A thousand pardons, Monsieur—" he cried from beneath his shelter, as he read my face.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Did it not, at least, secure bread and shelter to her child?
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Perhaps the wolves have driven the buck to shelter, and are following on his trail.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Rain had driven to shelter the roving dogs which had troubled us last night.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson

Antonyms for shelter

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