Translation of shelter in Spanish:

shelter

refugio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃɛltə//ˈʃɛltər/

noun

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    (building)
    refugio masculine
    bomb / air-raid shelter refugio antiaéreo
    • nuclear fall-out shelter refugio atómico
    • a shelter for battered women un refugio para mujeres maltratadas
    • A year later, four out of five of the two million people displaced are still living in tents, temporary shelters or piled in with family and friends across the region.
    • Last week, Cork Simon Community, in conjunction with St Vincent de Paul, opened a temporary cold weather shelter in the city.
    • Generally employed too far from their villages to be able to reach home in the evening, the women had built temporary huts, leaky shelters of branches and reeds.
    • Because the glacier moves a few inches a day, Gyalzen will build a temporary shelter with stone walls and use a tent for cover.
    • U.N. teams have set up temporary shelters, this one in a local school.
    • But she also said that Michael and her American home were only temporary shelters because her real world is the home that she built with her husband in Hong Kong.
    • We need up to 45,000 more winterised tents and temporary shelters.
    • I don't want him to perfect our temporary shelters.
    • The victims now live in temporary shelters - makeshift tents on the street in front of Manggarai railway station.
    • Young and/or single mothers will be hosted in temporary shelters.
    • But hundreds of survivors do still live in temporary shelters where they expect to remain for many more months.
    • A year after the earthquake that devastated Gujarat, local people still live in tents or temporary shelters.
    • The resources are being used for the repairs of 8km of road and the reconstruction of bridges, temporary shelters and irrigation systems.
    • According to Ministry of Health data, as of Friday, 15,019 flood victims were staying in temporary shelters in the capital.
    • Altogether, Anandi helped construct 700 temporary shelters in 10 villages in Maliya block before the rains.
    • One of their projects was to tidy up the area where once stood an air-raid shelter and brick shed, the removal of which would have cost about £1,000 to be done privately.
    • Over 861,000 survivors are living in 781 temporary shelters.
    • Today, yurts are only used as temporary shelters by shepherds in remote, seasonal pastures.
    • It's an amalgamation of makeshift shelters and temporary wooden structures, and it's populated by folks who cannot find affordable housing.
    • Jenny was concerned that the illnesses could spread further to other areas if sanitation at temporary shelters was not improved or possibly deteriorated during the rainy season.
  • 2

    • 2.1(protection)

      to run for shelter correr a refugiarse
      • a wall provided shelter from the wind una pared les (or nos etc.) sirvió de protección contra el viento
      • to take shelter guarecerse
      • they took shelter from the rain in the barn se refugiaron / se guarecieron de la lluvia en el granero

    • 2.2(accommodations)

      alojamiento masculine
      to give shelter to sb acoger a algn
      • to seek shelter for the night buscar donde pasar la noche
      • they need food, shelter and clothing necesitan alimentos, albergue y ropa
      • Today senior governments limit their social housing to funding shelters for homeless people.
      • The youth also cleaned and labeled cans at a food bank, sorted donated clothes at a homeless shelter and worked with a farmer who sold produce in the church's parking lot.
      • In between her job, she volunteered at homeless shelters and organized several food drives.
      • VIP participants have volunteered at a homeless shelter, a food bank or the Red Cross.
      • With homeless shelters already at over-capacity, organizers are demanding extra spaces to get people off the streets this winter.
      • She wants to help organize the food drive for the homeless shelter.
      • Many young people will give part of their holiday to volunteer at homeless shelters and food pantries.
      • The homeless are streaming into shelters like this one where I am.
      • There is never a visit to the soup kitchens or the homeless shelters where the down-and-out Irish will spend St. Patrick's Night.
      • Unless we work for justice through social change, the need at food banks, homeless shelters, and low-income medical clinics will only increase.
      • Later he was an energy trader for Goldman Sachs, he delivered food to homeless shelters, and he helped a friend promote his new restaurant.
      • Not long ago the community-service committee conducted a food drive for Boston's homeless shelters.
      • But the couple doesn't give to homeless shelters and food banks, saying the poor should raise themselves out of poverty.
      • I suppose I should make my apartment a homeless shelter?
      • Charity groups which offer food and shelters for the homeless are expecting an increase in families asking for help.
      • Those things were reserved for organizations that had been approved by the food bank, mainly homeless shelters and senior centers.
      • We have to think in terms of creating large shelters where the homeless can live in relative comfort, do whatever work they are physically capable of and feel no need to go back to the streets.
      • Sonia returns home after delivering a child to find that Bruno has sublet their apartment, forcing the trio into homeless shelters.
      • Sending them to shelters for the homeless is a last resort.
      • Claudia was sweet, volunteering at homeless shelters during big holidays, serving food to the poor.


transitive verb

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    resguardar
    proteger
    to shelter sth/sb from sth proteger algo/a algn de algo
    • the convent sheltered her from the reality of the outside world el convento la protegía de la realidad del mundo exterior
    • My dad sheltered me from all that; he hid any trouble from me and coming home was a retreat from the black world of the B52s into a safe blanket-lined den.
    • She would shelter me from all the things that media people would write about her, some of which was totally untrue.
    • You're too young to understand and you're sheltered from it until you're put on the front lines and you realise that you're surrounded on all sides by people who hate you.
    • This, coupled with leading an isolated and sheltered life, had made it difficult for him to form personal relationships.
    • While there are many practical problems involved in sheltering people from a different culture, we also know the rewards that would flow.
    • Even if you are sheltered from the demonstrations, read the British newspapers - the whole raucous range of them.
    • No evidence has emerged of any coordinated network sheltering these people, and all charity and aid organisations are careful to deny supporting such efforts.
    • And in the early days of ‘Europe’, this collection of awarenesses sheltered me from the new cause.
    • What they were actually doing was sheltering him from reality.
    • Maybe some parents should spend less time sheltering their kids from sex and nudity and more time teaching kids to be nicer individuals.
    • The people also have a right to know about the people sheltering a wanted person.
    • But I think in Australia at the time, people were sheltered from that view, and hadn't evolved particularly.
    • Unfortunately, the vast majority of South Asian parents are unable to see it from this perspective and spend a great deal of time and energy sheltering their children, telling them who they can and cannot be with.
    • Give your public more credit and stop sheltering us from that ooh-so-wicked world.
    • Your point about not sheltering kids makes sense, provided you are talking about kids of a certain age.

intransitive verb

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    refugiarse
    guarecerse
    resguardarse
    to shelter from sth refugiarse de algo
    • he sheltered behind his diplomatic immunity se escudó / se amparó en su inmunidad diplomática
    • The people at the MCA, on the other hand, come in to shelter from the weather or when the guys who juggle kittens and chain saws take a break.
    • There was one cafe under the arches where you could go and shelter from the weather.
    • The vessel was still sheltering from the adverse weather on Wednesday.
    • She and her four children are sheltering under sticks covered with cloth.
    • Missionaries have warned of the danger of epidemics as the island's inhabitants are still sheltering in caves and have very little food, fresh water or medical supplies.
    • The shops on the riverside suddenly seemed a dangerous place to shelter from the deluge, which had started with a cloudburst about 3 pm on Monday afternoon.
    • During a shower of rain I shelter under a canopy.
    • There is nothing like the instant gratification of jumping in to find, as the bubbles clear, that a gargantuan whale shark is sheltering in the shadow of your boat, or a posse of eagle rays is gliding by.
    • He had considered sheltering behind a building and waiting for the danger to pass but he decided not to.
    • Miri and the girls had to cover their faces to shelter from the heat.
    • Providing you can catch the driver's attention, you can shelter from the weather on the other side of the road.
    • Waterford is also an effective port of refuge for Irish and foreign trawlers to shelter from bad weather, which I saw for myself when in the port.
    • A central exploration of these situations has been the creation of nomadic habitations, which are designed to be worn, slept, stored and sheltered in.
    • There, sheltering in huts of twigs and leaves covered by plastic sheeting, 90,000 people are crammed into the camp.
    • The refugees first sheltered in the caves that riddle the steep limestone hill, later building houses around them.
    • There were shoals of grunt and goatfish sheltering in the shadow of our boat.
    • There are eight hides - four with wheelchair access - all with fantastic views and a good place to shelter if the weather gets bad.
    • Over the last few days, the governments have promised to co-operate and hand over any suspects sheltering within their borders.
    • In 1983 rampaging mobs forced us to shelter in a refugee camp.
    • You dug up the heart of the mystery of the world, I think, salvaging the last green remnants sheltering in the shadow of my grave.