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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Shelter \Shel"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheltered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Sheltering.]
1. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover
from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
You have no convents . . . in which such persons may
be received and sheltered. --Southey.
2. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame,
Or shelter passion under friendship's name. --Prior.
3. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used
They sheltered themselves under a rock. --Abp.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: protected from danger or bad weather; "a sheltered
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "sheltered":
armed, at rest, calm, cloaked, cloistered, cool, copyrighted,
covered, defended, dwindling, ebbing, even-tenored, guarded,
halcyon, hushed, impassive, invulnerable, isolated, moldering,
pacific, patented, peaceable, peaceful, placid, policed, protected,
quiescent, quiet, reposeful, reposing, restful, resting, safe,
safeguarded, screened, secluded, sequestered, sequestrated,
shielded, smooth, still, still as death, stillish, stilly, stoic,
stolid, subsiding, tranquil, unagitated, undisturbed, unmoved,
unperturbed, unruffled, unstirring, untroubled, waning
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