What does Shut mean?

Definitions for Shut
ʃʌtShut

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Shut.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shut, unopen, closedadjective

    not open

    "the door slammed shut"

  2. closed, shutverb

    used especially of mouth or eyes

    "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"

  3. close, shutverb

    move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

    "Close the door"; "shut the window"

  4. close, shutverb

    become closed

    "The windows closed with a loud bang"

  5. exclude, keep out, shut out, shutverb

    prevent from entering; shut out

    "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shut

    of Shut

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  2. Shutverb

    to close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  3. Shutverb

    to forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  4. Shutverb

    to preclude; to exclude; to bar out

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  5. Shutverb

    to fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  6. Shutverb

    to close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  7. Shutadjective

    closed or fastened; as, a shut door

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  8. Shutadjective

    rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  9. Shutadjective

    formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  10. Shutadjective

    cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, /, /, /, /, /, always are

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  11. Shutnoun

    the act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  12. Shutnoun

    a door or cover; a shutter

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

  13. Shutnoun

    the line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding

    Etymology: [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shut

    shut, v.t. to close, as a door: to forbid entrance into: to contract, close, or bring together the parts of: to confine: to catch in the act of shutting something.—v.i. to close itself: to be closed.—pr.p. shut′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. shut.—p.adj. made fast, closed: not resonant, dull: formed by closing the mouth and nose passages completely, said of consonants, as t, d, p: having the sound cut off sharply by a succeeding consonant, as the i in pin, &c.: freed from (with of).—ns. Shut′down, a discontinuance of work in a factory, &c.; Shut′ter, one who, or that which, shuts: a close cover for a window or aperture: (phot.) a device for opening and closing a lens.—v.t. to cover with shutters.—n. Shut′ter-dam, a form of movable dam having large gates opened and closed by a turbine.—Shut down, to stop working; Shut in, to enclose, to confine: to settle down, or fall (said, e.g., of evening); Shut off, to exclude; Shut out, to prevent from entering; Shut up, to close, to confine: (coll.) to cease speaking, to make one do so, to make it impossible to answer. [A.S. scyttan, to bar—sceótan, to shoot.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Shut' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2722

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Shut' in Written Corpus Frequency: #770

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Shut' in Verbs Frequency: #395

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shut in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Shut in a Sentence

  1. Chip Roy:

    This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    When you give advice about what should you be doing -- should you be out there, should you be shutting down earlier versus later ? I mean, people get confused. And they say,' Wow, you know, we shut down and we caused a great disruption in society. We caused great economic pain, loss of jobs,'.

  3. Patrick Henry:

    It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.

  4. Howard Bragman:

    Bill Cosby should shut the f *** up ! he should have his lawyers shut the f *** up and his PR people shut the f *** up.

  5. President Trump:

    If it were up to the doctors, they'd say let's shut down the entire world.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    • A. arbalist
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