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Dictionary definition for: Shelter

1. (n) a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

2. (v) provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

3. (n) protective covering that provides protection from the weather

4. (v) invest (money) so that it is not taxable

5. (n) the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection" "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

6. (n) a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

7. (n) temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

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