Definitions For Shelter


  • A structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  • Protective covering that provides protection from the weather
  • Temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
  • A way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
  • The condition of being protected
  • A structure that covers or protects people or things
  • A place that provides food and protection for people or animals that need assistance
  • A place to live


  • Invest (money) so that it is not taxable
  • Provide shelter for
  • To protect (someone) from danger, bad weather, etc. : to provide shelter for (someone)
  • To be in a place that provides protection from danger, bad weather, etc. : to take shelter

Is Shelter a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Shelter is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shelter in a Sentence

  • We made a shelter from branches.
  • A shelter for battered women
  • The organization provides food and shelter for homeless people.
  • A cave sheltered the climbers during the storm.
  • They sheltered in a cave while they waited for the storm to pass.

Synonyms for Shelter

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