Definition of sheltered adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃeltəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeltərd//
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  1. 1(of a place) protected from bad weather a sheltered beach Herbs need fertile soil and a sunny sheltered position. We had lunch in a sheltered spot behind the dunes.
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) protected from the more unpleasant aspects or difficulties of life She had a very sheltered childhood. They both lead very sheltered lives.
  3. 3[only before noun] (British English) (of houses, flats/apartments, etc.) designed for people, especially old people, who can still live fairly independent lives, but with staff available to help them if necessary sheltered accommodation/housing a sheltered workshop for the blind
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