sheltered

[[t]ʃe̱ltə(r)d[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED A sheltered place is protected from wind and rain.

...a shallow-sloping beach next to a sheltered bay.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you say that someone has led a sheltered life, you mean that they have been protected from difficult or unpleasant experiences.

Perhaps I've just led a really sheltered life...

My mother, who had a sheltered upbringing, has fantastic memories of childhood.

3) ADJ: ADJ n Sheltered accommodation or work is designed for old or disabled people. It allows them to be independent but also allows them to get help when they need it.

For the last few years I have been living in sheltered accommodation.

...sheltered employment for people with severe disabilities.

4) See also shelter

English dictionary. 2008.

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