Meaning of “sheltered” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈʃeltəd/

covered or protected from bad weather or danger:

a sheltered spot by the wall
a sheltered existence/life/upbringing, etc

If you have a sheltered life, you are protected too much and experience very little danger or excitement.

sheltered accommodation/housing UK

houses for old and sick people in a place where help can be given if it is needed

(Definition of “sheltered” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)