- shelter belt,
- shelter deck,
- shelter tent,
- sheltered housing,
- sheltered workshop,
Origin of sheltered
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of shelter
Examples from the Web for sheltered
After all, radically purist ideologies need to be sheltered from the vagaries of the world, and they can be expensive to maintain.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?|Michael Schulson|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I did this because my entire life was sheltered in a box, and I needed to figure it out.
In one story in this collection, a sheltered young boy witnesses the abduction of his neighbor and decides whether to intervene.
Maybe it is the sheltered liberals who are trying to have their Tea Nana and drink it too.
The baby would have been sheltered under the mother as the adults formed a protective circle, facing outward.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’|Michael Daly|July 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sow another crop of peas, and plant more beans; choose a dry spot for them, where they can be sheltered from the winter's cold.
Drawing his bow, he slid to the ground, and sheltered himself behind his pony.The War Trail|Elmer Russell Gregor
But the Bossonians have sheltered you Aquilonians from the outer wildernesses for too many centuries.Beyond the Black River|Robert E. Howard
Philip—her idolized Philip—that ever her house should have sheltered this creature to bring a curse upon him!
The first of the little fleet of trawlers swung round the end of the reef into the sheltered water of the bay.The Island Mystery|George A. Birmingham
Word Origin for shelter
"screened, protected," 1590s, past participle adjective from shelter (v.). Meaning "protected from the usual hardships of life" is from 1888. Related: Shelteredness.
1580s, "structure affording protection," possibly an alteration of Middle English sheltron, sheldtrume "roof or wall formed by locked shields," from Old English scyldtruma, from scield "shield" (see shield (n.)) + truma "troop," related to Old English trum "firm, strong" (see trim).
If so, the original notion is of a compact body of men protected by interlocking shields. OED finds this "untenable" and proposed derivation from shield + -ture. Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s; meaning "temporary lodging for homeless poor" is first recorded 1890 in Salvation Army jargon; sense of "temporary home for animals" is from 1971. Related: Shelterless.