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Shelter vs. Igloo

Difference Between Shelter and Igloo

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Shelter

Something, especially a structure, that provides cover or protection, as from the weather
A shelter for hikers.
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Igloo

An igloo (Inuit languages: iglu, Inuktitut syllabics ᐃᒡᓗ [iɣˈlu] (plural: igluit ᐃᒡᓗᐃᑦ [iɣluˈit])), also known as a snow house or snow hut, is a type of shelter built of snow, typically built when the snow is suitable. Although igloos are often associated with all Inuit and Eskimo peoples, they were traditionally used only by the people of Canada's Central Arctic and Greenland's Thule area.
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Shelter

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

A house made of blocks of snow, such as those built by the Inuit.
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Shelter

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

A dome-shaped structure or building.
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Shelter

The state of being covered or protected
The fox found shelter in a cave.
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Igloo

A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
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Shelter

To provide cover or protection for
Trees that sheltered the cows.
Agents who sheltered the spies.
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Igloo

(zoology) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.
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Shelter

To invest (income) to protect it from taxation.
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Igloo

(military) A reinforced bunker for the storage of nuclear weapons.
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Shelter

To take cover; find refuge
We sheltered under the store's awning during the storm.
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Igloo

(logistics) A kind of airfreight cargo container.
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Shelter

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

An Eskimo snow house.
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Shelter

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

A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.
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Shelter

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

An Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
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Shelter

(intransitive) To take cover.
During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.
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Shelter

That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade.
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Shelter

One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me.
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Shelter

The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.
Who into shelter takes their tender bloom.
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Shelter

To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
You have no convents . . . in which such persons may be received and sheltered.
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Shelter

To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame,Or shelter passion under friendship's name.
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Shelter

To betake to cover, or to a safe place; - used reflexively.
They sheltered themselves under a rock.
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Shelter

To take shelter.
There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat,Shelters in cool.
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Shelter

A structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
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Shelter

Protective covering that provides protection from the weather
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Shelter

The condition of being protected;
They were huddled together for protection
He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home
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Shelter

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

Temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
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Shelter

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

Invest (money) so that it is not taxable
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