Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

sheltered

adjective
     
shel‧tered
1

a sheltered life/childhood/upbringing etc

a life etc in which someone has been too protected by their parents from difficult or unpleasant experiences:
I had led a sheltered life and had never met prejudice before.
2 a place that is sheltered is protected from extreme weather conditions:
a sheltered valley
3

sheltered accommodation/housing

British EnglishSSMH a place for people to live who cannot look after themselves properly and where help is provided if they need it:
sheltered accommodation for the elderly

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary