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

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