- 1A place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger.More example sentences
- We need up to 45,000 more winterised tents and temporary shelters.
- The victims now live in temporary shelters - makeshift tents on the street in front of Manggarai railway station.
- A year after the earthquake that devastated Gujarat, local people still live in tents or temporary shelters.
- 1.1A place providing food and accommodations for the homeless.More example sentences
- Later he was an energy trader for Goldman Sachs, he delivered food to homeless shelters, and he helped a friend promote his new restaurant.
- Many young people will give part of their holiday to volunteer at homeless shelters and food pantries.
- But the couple doesn't give to homeless shelters and food banks, saying the poor should raise themselves out of poverty.
- 1.2An animal sanctuary.More example sentences
- If money isn't an issue, then another option is to volunteer at places like hospitals/health care facilities and animal shelters.
- Or they find an animal shelter and leave the dog or cat there amongst hundreds of suffering diseased animals.
- Animal shelters provide a valuable service to the community that they serve by keeping the streets as free of stray animals as possible.
- 1.3A shielded or safe condition; protection: he hung back in the shelter of a rock you’re welcome to take shelter from the stormMore example sentences
- Police cars drove at speed through the streets, their loudspeakers ordering pedestrians to take shelter or hide under cover of tall buildings.
- Due to adverse weather conditions the ship may take shelter in ports in Spain, Portugal or Madeira on her journey to Tenerife, according to a spokesperson for the company.
- With many hundreds of school buses available, the city chose to provide safe shelter for those who did not or could not leave town in the Super Dome.
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- 1Protect or shield from something harmful, especially bad weather: the hut sheltered him from the cold windMore example sentences
- The soil is particularly rich and is mostly sheltered from the worst weather.
- It's been overwintering in the sun room, but now that it has a larger pot I think I will put it in a relatively sheltered spot outside.
- Pick a spot that is sheltered from strong winds and gets at least 6 hours of sun a day.
- 1.1 [no object] Find refuge or take cover from bad weather or danger: people were sheltering under store canopies and treesMore example sentences
- She and her four children are sheltering under sticks covered with cloth.
- Miri and the girls had to cover their faces to shelter from the heat.
- Waterford is also an effective port of refuge for Irish and foreign trawlers to shelter from bad weather, which I saw for myself when in the port.
- 1.2Prevent (someone) from having to do or face something difficult or unpleasant.More example sentences
- This, coupled with leading an isolated and sheltered life, had made it difficult for him to form personal relationships.
- No evidence has emerged of any coordinated network sheltering these people, and all charity and aid organisations are careful to deny supporting such efforts.
- While there are many practical problems involved in sheltering people from a different culture, we also know the rewards that would flow.
- 1.3Protect (income) from taxation: only your rental income can be shelteredMore example sentences
- Over time, this would shelter most investment income from taxation, leaving taxes mainly on wage-and-salary income.
- Real estate tax breaks may shelter that income and perhaps even provide a paper loss to offset other gains.
- The first of these follows the effect of high tax rates on the incentive to generate taxable income or to shelter income by legitimate means - tax avoidance.
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- In fact, they become the shelterers instead of the sheltered.
- But because of the tax shelterers ' greed, those dark clouds are gathering on the California horizon.
- She described a macabre scene of champagne corks popping, couples dancing and wild singing as the shelterers got increasingly drunk.
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- ‘Your departure left me the shelterless victim of a major disaster.’
- Also, it said, ‘About half of the shelterless people we wake at night tell us that they do not have any income because they have difficulty accessing the new welfare system.’
- In the middle of all these bureaucratic doings, the hapless bus commuters suddenly find themselves shelterless from the elements during their wait for the erratic city buses.
late 16th century: perhaps an alteration of obsolete sheltron 'phalanx', from Old English scieldtruma, literally 'shield troop'.