Definitions for shutterˈʃʌt ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shut•terˈʃʌt ər(n.)

  1. one that shuts.

  2. a solid or louvered movable cover for a window.

  3. a movable cover, slide, etc., for an opening.

  4. a mechanical device for opening and closing the aperture of a camera lens to expose film or the like.

    Category: Photography

  5. (v.t.)to close or provide with shutters.

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shutter(noun)ˈʃʌt ər

    a cover on the outside of a window

    Close the shutters.

  2. shutterˈʃʌt ər

    a part of camera that opens and closes when a picture is taken

    shutter speed


  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.

Anagrams of shutter

  1. hurtest, hutters

Translations for shutter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


one of usually two usually wooden covers over a window

He closed the shutters.

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