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shelter /'ʃeltə/
  • 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
    • lầu, chòi
    • phòng, cabin (người lái)
    • 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
    Concise Dictionary
    +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

    Thesaurus 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.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    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
    + verb
    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.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 protection from danger/bad weather


    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.
    | leave
    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


    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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