What does SHUT-IN mean?

Definitions for SHUT-INˈʃʌtˈɪn; ˈʃʌtˌɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SHUT-IN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invalid, shut-in(adj)

    someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury

  2. introvertish, shut-in(adj)

    somewhat introverted

  3. homebound, housebound, shut-in(verb)

    confined usually by illness

  4. enclose, close in, inclose, shut in(verb)

    surround completely

    "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"


  1. shut-in(Noun)

    A person confined to a location, as by illness or infirmity.

  2. shut-in(Adjective)

    Confined to a location, as by infirmity or illness.

  3. shut-in(Adjective)



  1. Shut-in

    A shut-in is an Ozark term for a river that's naturally confined within a deep, narrow channel. The river becomes unnavigable even by canoe due to the rapids and narrow channels produced as the stream encounters a more resistant rock that is more difficult to erode. In the Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Missouri hard rhyolite and a diabase dike diverts the stream into many little streamlets following a complex joint system "shutting" the river. The term had an origin in Appalachia where it was used to refer to a narrow river gorge confined by resistant rock layers. Examples can be found in Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Missouri, where the Black River has become confined in a shut-in. More than ninety other "shut–ins" occur within and around the St. Francois Mountains region of southeast Missouri. In southern Illinois the Burden Falls Wilderness area includes a narrow canyon below a waterfall that is confined by a resistant sandstone layer. The gorge is referred to as a shut–in following the Appalachian usage for the term.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHUT-IN in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHUT-IN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Virginia Woolf:

    Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.

  2. Scott Arnold:

    From COS' perspective we believe the costs to shut in and later restart production are very significant. This is the case for most if not all oil sands projects.

  3. Richard Redash:

    We've seen a couple of small producers in Alberta shut-in gas production due to low prices in recent months, but Canadian Natural's planned shut-ins may only be the tip of the iceberg based on how low AECO prices are.

  4. Ron Bailey:

    We've actually shut in everything at Kinosis and our priority is not to bring Kinosis back on production, we will be focusing on understanding the root cause of any failure here and the reliability of our systems before we ever start up this system again.

  5. Scott Arnold:

    From COS' perspective we believe the costs to shut in, and later restart, production are very significant. This is the case for most if not all oil sands projects, shutting in production is not something COS would contemplate, even at current spot prices.

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