English - Vietnamese Dictionary
shelter /'ʃeltə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- chỗ che, chỗ nương tựa, chỗ ẩn, chỗ núp, hầm
- to give shelter to somebody: cho ai nương náu, bảo vệ ai
- Anderson shelter: hầm An-đe-xon, hầm sắt lưu động
- động từ
- che, che chở, bảo vệ
- to shelter someone from the rain: che cho ai khỏi mưa
- ẩn, núp, nấp, trốn
- to shelter oneself behind a tree: nấp sau cây
+a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
+protective covering that provides protection from the weather
+the condition of being protected
+a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
+temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
+provide shelter for
+invest (money) so that it is not taxable
Advanced English Dictionary
1 protection, cover, refuge, asylum, sanctuary, haven, safety, security:
During the hailstorm, we sought shelter in a cave.
2 cover, covering, concealment, screen, umbrella:
Under the shelter of a moonless night, they stole quietly past the guards
3 dwelling-place, habitation, home, dwelling, housing, accommodation:
He feels that everyone is entitled to food, clothing, and shelter.
4 protect, screen, shield, safeguard, guard, keep, secure, harbour:
The parapet sheltered the guards from the icy wind.
5 seek or take refuge or shelter, hole up, Colloq lie or lay low:
Mike sheltered in a mountain hut until the hue and cry died down.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [U] the fact of having a place to live or stay, considered as a basic human need: Human beings need food, clothing and shelter. + They were anxious to find shelter for the night.
2 [U] ~ (from sth) protection from rain, danger or attack: to take shelter from the rain / wind / weather + The fox was running for the shelter of the trees. + People were desperately seeking shelter from the gunfire.
3 [C] (often in compounds) a structure built to give protection, especially from the weather or from attack: They built a rough shelter from old pieces of wood and cardboard. + an air-raid shelter
See also - BUS SHELTER
4 [C] a building, usually owned by a charity, that provides a place to stay for people without a home, or protection for people or animals who have been badly treated: a night shelter for the homeless + an animal shelter
See also - HOSTEL
1 [VN] ~ sb/sth (from sb/sth) to give sb/sth a place where they are protected from the weather or from danger; to protect sb/sth: Trees shelter the house from the wind. + helping the poor and sheltering the homeless + Perhaps I sheltered my daughter too much (= protected her too much from unpleasant or difficult experiences).
2 [V] ~ (from sth) to stay in a place that protects you from the weather or from danger: We sheltered from the rain in a doorway.
1 protection from danger/bad weather
VERB + SHELTER
afford (sb), give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with)
The great elm trees gave shelter from the wind.
| need | find, run for, seek, take | refuse sb
The nuns won't refuse you shelter.
We had to leave the shelter of the trees.
in/under the ~ of
standing in the shelter of the shop doorway
| ~ from
to seek shelter from the rain
shelter for the night
2 small building that gives protection
makeshift, temporary | stone, underground, wooden | air-raid, bomb, bus, emergency, fallout
VERB + SHELTER
build, erect, make, put up
The villagers were building temporary shelters.
in a/the ~
You'll be safer in the shelter.
| ~ for
a shelter for cattle
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