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English definition of “shelter”

shelter

noun [C/U]    /ˈʃel·tər/
something that gives protection, such as a building or tent, or the protection provided: [C] We took the stray dog to an animal shelter. [U] The wall gave us some shelter from the wind. [U] The program offers shelter to runaway teens.
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