What does the word shelter mean?

Usage examples for shelter

  1. Any stranger may walk into a monastery and receive shelter. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  2. Perhaps I may find shelter under some roof where there are children, and I would willingly attend to them during the day. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. It's seldom I ever started on a journey but the rain would come down on me before I'd find any place of shelter. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various