shelter noun

1 protection from danger/bad weather

VERB + SHELTER afford (sb), give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with) The great elm trees gave shelter from the wind. | need | find, run for, seek, take | refuse sb The nuns won't refuse you shelter. | leave We had to leave the shelter of the trees.

PREP. in/under the ~ of standing in the shelter of the shop doorway | ~ from to seek shelter from the rain

PHRASES shelter for the night

2 small building that gives protection

ADJ. makeshift, temporary | stone, underground, wooden | air-raid, bomb, bus, emergency, fallout

VERB + SHELTER build, erect, make, put up The villagers were building temporary shelters.

PREP. in a/the ~ You'll be safer in the shelter. | ~ for a shelter for cattle