Shelter vs Static - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between shelter and static

is that shelter is a refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something while static is interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.

As a verb shelter

is to provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.

As an adjective static is

unchanging; that cannot or does not change.

shelter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=7 citation , passage=The detective kept them in view. He made his way casually along the inside of the shelter until he reached an open scuttle close to where the two men were standing talking. Eavesdropping was not a thing Larard would have practised from choice, but there were times when, in the public interest, he had to do it, and this was one of them.}}
  • An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.
  • Derived terms

    * bus shelter

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.
  • * Dryden
  • Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
  • * Southey
  • You have no convents in which such persons may be received and sheltered .
  • To take cover.
  • During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.

    static

    English

    Alternative forms

    * statick

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Unchanging; that cannot or does not change.
  • Immobile; fixed in place; having no motion.
  • *
  • (programming) Occupying fixed memory, allocated when a program is loaded.
  • Synonyms

    * stable * (Having no motion) still

    Antonyms

    * (Unchanging) dynamic * (Having no motion) dynamic, kinetic, mobile * (computing) dynamic

    Derived terms

    * hydrostatic * statical * staticity

    Noun

    (-)
  • Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.
  • (by extension) Interference or obstruction from people.
  • Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.
  • Static electricity.
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