Synonyms of shelter in English:

shelter


See definition of shelter

noun

1‘the plants provide shelter for animals’

SYNONYMS

protection, shield, cover, a roof, screen, shade

safety, security, defence, refuge, sanctuary, asylum, safe keeping, safeguarding

ANTONYMS

danger, exposure

2‘she runs a shelter for battered cats’

SYNONYMS

sanctuary, place of shelter, refuge, accommodation, housing, home, place of safety, haven, safe haven, sanctum, safe house

harbour, port in a storm, ark

retreat, bolt-hole, foxhole, hiding place, hideaway, hideout, fastness

querencia


verb

1‘the hut sheltered him from the cold wind’

SYNONYMS

protect, keep safe, shield, cover, screen, shade, keep from harm, afford protection to, provide protection for, save, safeguard, wrap, cover for, preserve, conserve, defend, cushion, secure, guard, hedge

inoculate, insulate

ANTONYMS

endanger, expose

2‘the anchorage where convoys sheltered in bad weather’

SYNONYMS

take shelter, take refuge, seek protection, seek refuge, seek sanctuary, take cover

informal hole up