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  • Homeless shelter — The Peachtree Pine shelter in Atlanta, Georgia Homeless shelters are temporary residences for homeless people which seek to protect vulnerable populations from the often devastating effects of homelessness while simultaneously reducing the… …   Wikipedia

  • homeless shelter — noun a) A building set up to provide for the needs of homeless people; often including shelter, food, sanitation and other forms of support. b) A public building used to temporarily house people displaced from their homes …   Wiktionary

  • Shelter — refers to a, typically basic structure or building that covers or provides protection, including the following:;Protection from the weather*Dugout (shelter), a primitive house made by digging a hole in the ground *Public transport stops, such as …   Wikipedia

  • shelter — noun 1 protection from danger/bad weather VERB + SHELTER ▪ afford (sb), give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with) ▪ The great trees gave shelter from the wind. ▪ need ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • shelter — shel|ter1 [ˈʃeltə US ər] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from sheltron group of fighting soldiers protected by shields (11 16 centuries), from Old English scieldtruma, from scield shield + truma group of soldiers ] 1.) [U] a place to live,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • homeless — home|less [ houmləs ] adjective * 1. ) without a place to live. Homeless people sometimes sleep, eat, and wash in a homeless shelter: hostels for young homeless people The floods have killed hundreds and made thousands homeless. 2. ) the homeless …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Homeless dumping — is the practice of hospital employees or emergency workers releasing homeless patients on the streets instead of placing them into the custody of a relative or shelter or retaining them in a hospital where they may require expensive medical care …   Wikipedia

  • shelter — n Shelter, cover, retreat, refuge, asylum, sanctuary can mean the state or a place in which one is safe or secure from whatever threatens or disturbs. Shelter usually implies the protection of something that temporarily covers (as a shield or a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Homeless Animals Rescue Team — Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) is a nonkill animal shelter, that mainly houses cats. It is all volunteer and mostly does pound rescues and spaying and neutering of feral cats and strays.It is located in Cambria, California. Every year, HART… …   Wikipedia

  • shelter — [shel′tər] n. [prob. < ME scheltroun, earlier scheltrum < OE sceldtruma, lit., shield troop, body of men protected by interlocked shields < scield (see SHIELD) + truma, an array, troop; akin to trum, strong: (see TRIM)] 1. something that …   English World dictionary

  • shelter — ► NOUN 1) a place giving protection from bad weather or danger. 2) a place providing food and accommodation for the homeless. 3) a shielded condition; protection. ► VERB 1) provide with shelter. 2) find refuge or take cover. 3) …   English terms dictionary


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