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shel ter

  • n  a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  • n  protective covering that provides protection from the weather
  • n  the condition of being protected
  • n  a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
  • n  temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
  • v  provide shelter for
    After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people
  • v  invest (money) so that it is not taxable

  • A mother and daughter adopt a dog from a shelter.
  • After moving to a shelter across town last fall, Ty'jhanae Walker, 7, still attends the Minneapolis school that is lending her a violin.
  • Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between dry shelter and prosperity, dry shelter and opportunity, and dry shelter and security.
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  • Nouri al-Maliki in Guardian Unlimited
    There is no safe shelter for all outlaws,said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who reported that 426 militants have been captured since the campaign began Feb. 14.
  • Mark Sanford in International Herald Tribune
    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said people in low-lying areas, mobile homes, camping trailers or places susceptible to wind damage should consider leaving: "Now is the time to look at taking shelter."
  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn in FOXNews
    Once more I repeat to you and Galiya my delight at your steadfastness, with which you endured all the oppression connected with me and did not allow me to feel,Solzhenitsyn wrote. "Once again I am grateful for the years of shelter with...

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