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Shelter, subst. 1) a covered place affording safety: Tp. II, 2, 40. Wiv. I, 3, 91. As II, 6, 17. R2 II, 1, 264. H6C V, 2, 12. Ant. III, 1, 8. Per. V, 1, 51.
2) protection: “you will ensconce your rags under the s. of your honour,” Wiv. II, 2, 29. “thou shalt prove a s. to thy friends,” H4B IV, 4, 42. “his feigned ecstasies shall be no s. to these outrages,” Tit. IV, 4, 22. “the gods to their dear s. take thee,” Lr. I, 1, 185 (Qq protection).
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