Translation of "shelter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C or U ] uk us /ˈʃel.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/

(a building designed to give) protection from bad weather, danger or attack

an air-raid shelter 防空洞
They opened a shelter to provide temporary housing for the city's homeless. 他们开设了一个收容所,为该市的无家可归者提供临时的住宿。
The trees gave/provided some shelter from the rain. 这些树遮了一些雨。
find/take shelter

to protect yourself from bad weather, danger or attack

We took shelter for the night in an abandoned house. 我们在一所废弃的房子里避了一夜。

(Translation of “shelter noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)