someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
homebound, housebound, shut-in(verb)
confined usually by illness
enclose, close in, inclose, shut in(verb)
"Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
A person confined to a location, as by illness or infirmity.
Confined to a location, as by infirmity or illness.
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.
The numerical value of SHUT-IN in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of SHUT-IN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We were not totally surprised with the draw after the shut-in Canadian production.
We were not totally surprised with the draw after the shut-in in Canadian production.
Normally people would be shut in if we had snow like we did last year, it has been great weather.
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.
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.
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