"shelters" in the noun sense
a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
protective covering that provides protection from the weather
3. protection, shelter
the condition of being protected
"they were huddled together for protection"
"he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
4. tax shelter, shelter
a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
"shelters" in the verb sense
provide shelter for
"After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
invest (money) so that it is not taxable
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