Synonyms of shelter


1. shelter, structure, construction

usage: a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

2. shelter, protective covering, protective cover, protection

usage: protective covering that provides protection from the weather

3. protection, shelter, security

usage: the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

4. tax shelter, shelter, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

usage: a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

5. shelter, housing, lodging, living accommodations

usage: temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons


1. shelter, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

2. shelter, invest, put, commit, place

usage: invest (money) so that it is not taxable

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Definition and meaning of shelter (Dictionary)