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English definition of “shelter”

shelter

noun   /ˈʃeltər/
PLACE [C] B2 a place that protects you from bad weather or danger: a bomb shelterBuildings in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesSafe and enclosed spaces
PROTECTION [U] B2 protection from bad weather or danger: We took shelter from the rain in a doorway.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of shelter noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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