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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 Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "sheltering":
covering, custodial, defensive, fostering, guardian, guarding,
immunizing, parental, preventive, prophylactic, protecting,
protective, safeguarding, screening, shielding, tutelary, vigilant,
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