AskDefine | Define sheltered

Dictionary Definition

sheltered adj : protected from danger or bad weather; "a sheltered harbor"

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Protected, as from wind or weather.
    The boat was much safer, during the storm, in the sheltered cove.
  2. (Of a person) who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc.

Verb form

sheltered
  1. Past tense and past participle of shelter.

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