January 28th, 2019


Word of the Day 01/28/19 Shelter

Shelter (noun, verb)
shelter [shel-ter]

1. something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge.
2. the protection or refuge afforded by such a thing: He took shelter in a nearby barn.
3. protection from blame, incrimination, etc.
4. a dwelling place or home considered as a refuge from the elements: Everyone's basic needs are food, clothing, and shelter.
5. a building serving as a temporary refuge or residence for homeless persons, abandoned animals, etc.
6. Finance. tax shelter.

verb (used with object)
7. to be a shelter for; afford shelter to: The old barn sheltered him from the rain.
8. to provide with a shelter; place under cover.
9. to protect, as by shelter; take under one's protection: Parents should not try to shelter their children from normal childhood disappointments.
10. Finance. to invest (money) in a tax shelter.

verb (used without object)
11. to take shelter; find a refuge: He sheltered in a barn.
12. Finance. to invest money in a tax shelterd.

Related Words for shelter
shed, sanctuary, dwelling, house, hut, shack, apartment, safety, lodging, home, asylum, haven, refuge, tent, condo, protect, hide, shield, harbor, surround

Synonyms for shelter
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1. retreat, asylum, sanctuary, shield, haven, harbor.
7. harbor, house.
9. guard, safeguard, shield, defend.

Origin: 1575–85; perhaps alteration of obsolete sheltron testudo, Old English scieldtruma, equivalent to scield shield + truma body of fighting men; see trim

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Here are the final 3 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

TU 29 – bizarra
WE 30 – sharpiesgal
TH 31 – shinysylver

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