What does shutter mean?

Definitions for shutterˈʃʌt ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shutter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shutter(noun)

    a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure

  2. shutter(verb)

    a hinged blind for a window

  3. shutter(verb)

    close with shutters

    "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"


  1. Shutter(n.)

    (Photog.) A mechanical device of various forms, attached to the aperture of a camera lens for opening and closing to expose the plate. It is usually designed so that the time during which the aperture is opened may be varied by a manual dial or by some automatic mechanism, thereby allowing proper exposure of a photographic film under different intensities of light.


  1. shutter(Noun)

    Protective panels, usually wooden, placed over windows to block out the light.

  2. shutter(Noun)

    The part of a camera that opens for a controlled period of time to let light in during taking a picture.

  3. shutter(Verb)

    To close the shutters.

    Shutter the windows, there's a storm coming!

  4. shutter(Verb)

    To close up a building for a prolonged period of inoccupancy.

    It took all day to shutter the cabin now that the season has ended.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shutter(noun)

    one who shuts or closes

  2. Shutter(noun)

    a movable cover or screen for a window, designed to shut out the light, to obstruct the view, or to be of some strength as a defense; a blind

  3. Shutter(noun)

    a removable cover, or a gate, for closing an aperture of any kind, as for closing the passageway for molten iron from a ladle


  1. Shutter

    In photography, a shutter is a device that allows light to pass for a determined period of time, for the purpose of exposing photographic film or a light-sensitive electronic sensor to light to capture a permanent image of a scene. A shutter can also be used to allow pulses of light to pass outwards, as in a movie projector or signal lamp.

Editors Contribution

  1. shutter

    Each of a pair of hinged panels fixed inside or outside a window.

    The bought an old Italian cottage and decided to buy and install a shutter on each window to keep the style.

Anagrams for shutter »

  1. hurtest, hutters


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shutter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shutter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edward Snyder:

    South Korea Samsung will have to buy the whole thing and then and shutter what they don't need.

  2. Hani Mowafi:

    While efforts have been made to rationalize distribution of resources, the repeated attacks on health facilities as well as the loss of personnel have caused many facilities to shutter their doors and to fear sharing any data with research personnel for fear that it could be used to target them.

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