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, closed(adj)

    not open

    "the door slammed shut"

  2. closed, shut(verb)

    used especially of mouth or eyes

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

  3. close, shut(verb)

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

    "Close the door"; "shut the window"

  4. close, shut(verb)

    become closed

    "The windows closed with a loud bang"

  5. exclude, keep out, shut out, shut(verb)

    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. Shut(verb)

    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. Shut(verb)

    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. Shut(verb)

    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. Shut(verb)

    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. Shut(verb)

    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. Shut(adj)

    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. Shut(adj)

    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. Shut(adj)

    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. Shut(adj)

    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. Shut(noun)

    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. Shut(noun)

    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. Shut(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce Shut?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Shut in sign language?

  1. shut

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. Mickey Mehta:

    Philosophize means ‘feel-loss-of-eyes’ because with open eyes you see only illusions and when you shut them and internalize, you understand the truth, the whole picture and the philosophy of all. Withdraw all your senses and internalize, let there be inner wakefulness, and MickeyMize.

  2. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:

    I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.

  3. Ashish Jha:

    First, is that they were told that if we shut down and really kind of bend the curve, that we will we will be passed the worst and everything will work out.

  4. Barbara Walsh:

    She's going to have a lower heart rate. She's going to have a lower metabolism. She's going to need less sugar, it's almost like the body is sort of knowing that it needs to shut down to protect itself.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing

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