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 for shelter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shelter \Shel"ter\, v. i.
     To take shelter.
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           There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat,
           Shelters in cool.                        --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shelter \Shel"ter\, n. [Cf. OE. scheltrun, shiltroun,
     schelltrome, scheldtrome, a guard, squadron, AS. scildtruma a
     troop of men with shields; scild shield + truma a band of
     men. See Shield, n.]
     1. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a
        protection; a screen.
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              The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,
              From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade.
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     2. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
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              Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me. --Ps. lxi. 3.
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     3. The state of being covered and protected; protection;
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              Who into shelter takes their tender bloom. --Young.
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     Shelter tent,a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck
        arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers
        carry the pieces.
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     Syn: Asylum; refuge; retreat; covert; sanctuary; protection;
          defense; security.
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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.
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              Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
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              You have no convents . . . in which such persons may
              be received and sheltered.            --Southey.
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     2. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
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              In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame,
              Or shelter passion under friendship's name. --Prior.
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     3. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used
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              They sheltered themselves under a rock. --Abp.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a structure that provides privacy and protection from
      2: protective covering that provides protection from the weather
      3: the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together
         for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection
         in his new home" [syn: protection, shelter]
      4: a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay
         on current earnings [syn: tax shelter, shelter]
      5: temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
      v 1: provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government
           could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless
      2: invest (money) so that it is not taxable

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "shelter":
     abri, accommodation, accommodations, air-raid shelter, arm, armor,
     asylum, bed, berth, billet, blanket, bless, bomb shelter,
     bombproof, bunk, bunker, cave, chamber, champion, cloak, coat,
     compass about, concealment, copyright, cover, coverage, covering,
     covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, curtain, cushion, cyclone cellar,
     defend, defense, den, diggings, digs, domicile, domiciliate, drape,
     drapery, dugout, dwelling, earth, ensure, eye, fallout shelter,
     fence, fend, foxhole, funk hole, guarantee, guard, guise,
     habitation, hanging, harbor, harborage, haven, hermitage, hide,
     hideaway, hideout, hole up, home, hood, house, housing, insure,
     keep, keep from harm, lay low, lee, lie low, living quarters,
     lodge, lodging, lodgings, lodgment, make safe, mantle, mask,
     nestle, pall, patent, police, port, preservation, protect,
     protection, protective custody, put up, quarter, quarters, refuge,
     register, retirement, retreat, ride shotgun for, roof, room, rooms,
     roost, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, safety zone, sanctuary,
     screen, secure, security, shade, shadow, shield, shroud,
     sleeping place, stable, storm cave, storm cellar, tower, trench,
     umbrella, underwrite, veil, vestment, watchful eye

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