shelter

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. refuge, retreat, sanctuary, asylum; cover, security, protection, safety. See covering, defense.
II
(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.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
protection, safe haven, refuge, asylum, *roof over one's head, sanctuary, retreat, cover, hideout, hole, *port in a storm, harbor.
II
v.
protect, shield, provide a roof over one's head, provide safe haven, give refuge, give asylum, give sanctuary, cover, harbor, house, hide.
IV
(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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