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"

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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

Numerology

  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.

  3. Ahmed Awad:

    We need the U.S. government to continue to lend its political and logistical support to the legitimate government and the Arab coalition, this will, in turn, help reinstating the government institutions, which will curb AQAP operations and lead to its demise. The conflict, according to the U.N., has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people, displaced millions and gutted the infrastructure of the country, already considered the poorest in the Middle East before the war began. Over the past few months, Yemen has been devastated not only by bombs and bullets, but has experienced a severe return of the once almost extinct – and under normal circumstances highly treatable – cholera. American involvement in the fight is increasing. Although the U.S. was forced to shutter Yemen Embassy in Washington D.C. in Yemen in 2015 and pull out special operations forces pursuing AQAP operatives as the conflict spiraled, the American military isincreasinglyembroiled in the embattled nation. U.S. troops have returned in small numbers, and the Trump administration has vastly accelerated the number of operations in the region in recent months. America’s engagement inside Yemen and its backing of The Saudi-led coalition, which supports Mubarak and the rest of the internationally-recognized government, is steeped in controversy. Government forces, Houthi rebels and Al-Qaeda factions control different parts of war-torn Yemen Much of the international media and human rights bodies have accused the U.S. of propping up a bloody Saudi-initiated war, a criticism Mubarak sharply denies. Some of the criticism may reflect a misunderstanding of the history and nature of the conflict. While many have framed the war as a Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict, Mubarak insists the two groups of Muslims, Shia and Sunni, have co-existed in Yemen for a very long time. ISIS, SQUEEZED OUT OF IRAQ AND SYRIA, NOW' REGROUPING' IN LIBYA, ANALYSTS SAY AL QAEDA IN AFGHANISTAN : HOW TERROR GROUP SURVIVES, THRIVES YEMENI REBELS SAY TARGETED UAE SHIP OF The Saudi-led coalition.

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