Shelter vs. Sanctuary

Shelter vs. Sanctuary — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Shelter and Sanctuary

Shelternoun

Something, especially a structure, that provides cover or protection, as from the weather

a shelter for hikers.

Sanctuarynoun

A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.

Shelternoun

An institution providing temporary housing and sometimes counseling, as for the homeless, runaways, or victims of domestic violence.

Sanctuarynoun

The holiest part of a sacred place, as the part of a Christian church around the altar.

Shelternoun

An establishment that cares for unwanted or stray animals and tries to find owners for them.

Sanctuarynoun

A sacred place, such as a church, in which fugitives formerly were immune to arrest.

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Shelternoun

The state of being covered or protected

The fox found shelter in a cave.

Sanctuarynoun

Immunity to arrest afforded by a sanctuary

sought sanctuary in the church.

Shelterverb

To provide cover or protection for

trees that sheltered the cows.agents who sheltered the spies.

Sanctuarynoun

The condition of being protected or comforted

"Women such as herself tended to ... seek sanctuary in religion" (Paul Scott).

Shelterverb

To invest (income) to protect it from taxation.

Sanctuarynoun

A place of refuge or asylum.

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Shelterverb

To take cover; find refuge

We sheltered under the store's awning during the storm.

Sanctuarynoun

A reserved area in which birds and other animals, especially wild animals, are protected from hunting or disturbance.

Shelternoun

A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.

Sanctuarynoun

A place of safety, refuge, or protection.

My car is a sanctuary, where none can disturb me except for people who cut me off.

Shelternoun

An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.

Sanctuarynoun

An area set aside for protection.

The bird sanctuary has strict restrictions on visitors so the birds aren't disturbed.

Shelterverb

(transitive) To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.

Sanctuarynoun

A state of being protected, asylum.

The government granted sanctuary to the defector, protecting him from his former government.

Shelterverb

(intransitive) To take cover.

During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.

Sanctuarynoun

The consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar.

Shelternoun

a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

Sanctuarynoun

a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

Shelternoun

protective covering that provides protection from the weather

Sanctuarynoun

a shelter from danger or hardship

Shelternoun

the condition of being protected;

they were huddled together for protectionhe enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home

Sanctuarynoun

area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

Shelternoun

a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

Shelternoun

temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

Shelterverb

provide shelter for;

After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people

Shelterverb

invest (money) so that it is not taxable