(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. refuge, retreat, sanctuary, asylum; cover, security, protection, safety. See covering, defense.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. refuge, harbor, haven, sanctuary, asylum, retreat, covert, shield, screen, defense, security, safety, guardian, protector, house, roof, tent, shack, shed, hut, shade, shadow.
Syn.- shelter implies the protection of something that covers, as a roof or other structure that shields one from the elements or danger [ to find shelter from the rain ] ; refuge suggests a place of safety that one flees to in escaping danger or difficulties [ he sought political refuge in France ] ; retreat implies retirement from that which threatens one's peace, and withdrawal to a safe, quiet, or secluded place [ a country retreat , a retreat for prayer and meditation ] ; asylum is applied to a refuge where one is immune from seizure or harm, as because it is beyond a particular legal jurisdiction [ the convict sought asylum abroad ] ; a sanctuary is an asylum that has a sacred or inviolable character [ the former right of sanctuary in churches ] v.
Syn. screen, cover, hide, conceal, guard, take in, ward, harbor, defend, protect, shield, watch over, take care of, secure, preserve, safeguard, surround, enclose, house, lodge.
Ant. expose*, turn out, evict.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
protection, safe haven, refuge, asylum, *roof over one's head, sanctuary, retreat, cover, hideout, hole, *port in a storm, harbor.
protect, shield, provide a roof over one's head, provide safe haven, give refuge, give asylum, give sanctuary, cover, harbor, house, hide.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Dwellings in general: housing, lodging. Idiom: a roof over one's head. See PROTECTION. 2. Something that physically protects, especially from danger: asylum, cover, covert, harbor, haven, protection, refuge, retreat, sanctuary. See ATTACK, SAFETY. 3. An institution that provides care and shelter: asylum, home, hospice, hospital. See PROTECTION. 4. The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship: asylum, harborage, refuge, sanctuary. See SAFETY. II verb To give refuge to: harbor, haven, house. See PROTECTION.

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