What does SHUT-IN mean?

Definitions for SHUT-INˈʃʌtˈɪn; ˈʃʌtˌɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SHUT-IN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invalid, shut-in(adj)

    someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury

  2. introvertish, shut-in(adj)

    somewhat introverted

  3. homebound, housebound, shut-in(verb)

    confined usually by illness

  4. enclose, close in, inclose, shut in(verb)

    surround completely

    "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"


  1. shut-in(Noun)

    A person confined to a location, as by illness or infirmity.

  2. shut-in(Adjective)

    Confined to a location, as by infirmity or illness.

  3. shut-in(Adjective)



  1. Shut-in

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHUT-IN in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHUT-IN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tariq Zahir:

    We were not totally surprised with the draw after the shut-in Canadian production.

  2. Tariq Zahir:

    We were not totally surprised with the draw after the shut-in in Canadian production.

  3. Bill Gersitz:

    Normally people would be shut in if we had snow like we did last year, it has been great weather.

  4. Virginia Woolf:

    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.

  5. Scott Arnold:

    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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