I did this because my entire life was sheltered in a box, and I needed to figure it out.
We had a large home, and we took them in and sheltered them for six months, maybe longer.
The baby would have been sheltered under the mother as the adults formed a protective circle, facing outward.
She raised him—not only saving his life, but risking her own, for the Nazis killed Poles who sheltered Jews.
The Taliban sheltered al Qaeda before 9/11 and the two entities still maintain ties.
It was a pleasant enough little abode on the outside at any rate, sheltered from the noise and bustle of the great city.
A few pieces of bark, overhead, sheltered them from the rain, and the excessive heat of the sun.
Maskull sheltered himself in the shadows of the forest, and waited.
Then they began to look eagerly for some sheltered nook suitable for their night's encampment.
Sow in August or September in a sheltered spot to stand the winter.
"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.