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Meaning of SHUT

Pronunciation:  shut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not open; "the door slammed shut"
  2. [adj]  used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
  3. [v]  move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
  4. [v]  become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
  5. [v]  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"

SHUT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: blinking, close, closed, compressed, exclude, keep out, shut out, squinched, squinting, tight, unopen, winking
 Antonyms: admit, include, let in, open, open, open up, opened, unfastened
 See Also: bang, bung, change state, curse, draw, enclose, excommunicate, inclose, keep, lock, lock away, lock in, lock out, lock up, ostracise, ostracize, prevent, put away, seal, seal off, shut, shut away, shut in, shut up, shutter, slam, slat, snap, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS.
    scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G.
    sch["u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or
    bar shot across, fr. AS. sce['o]tan to shoot. [root]159. See
    1. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a
       door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.
    2. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut
       the ports of a country by a blockade.
             Shall that be shut to man which to the beast Is
             open?                                 --Milton.
    3. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out. ``Shut from every
       shore.'' --Dryden.
    4. 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.
    {To shut in}.
       (a) To inclose; to confine. ``The Lord shut him in.''
           --Cen. vii. 16.
       (b) To cover or intercept the view of; as, one point shuts
           in another.
    {To shut off}.
       (a) To exclude.
       (b) To prevent the passage of, as steam through a pipe, or
           water through a flume, by closing a cock, valve, or
    {To shut out}, to preclude from entering; to deny admission
       to; to exclude; as, to shut out rain by a tight roof.
    {To shut together}, to unite; to close, especially to close
       by welding.
    {To shut up}.
       (a) To close; to make fast the entrances into; as, to shut
           up a house.
       (b) To obstruct. ``Dangerous rocks shut up the passage.''
           --Sir W. Raleigh.
       (c) To inclose; to confine; to imprison; to fasten in; as,
           to shut up a prisoner.
                 Before faith came, we were kept under the law,
                 shut up unto the faith which should afterwards
                 be revealed.                      --Gal. iii.
       (d) To end; to terminate; to conclude.
                 When the scene of life is shut up, the slave
                 will be above his master if he has acted better.
       (e) To unite, as two pieces of metal by welding.
       (f) To cause to become silent by authority, argument, or
  2. \Shut\, v. i.
    To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it
    shuts hard.
    {To shut up}, to cease speaking. [Colloq.] --T. Hughes.
  3. \Shut\, a.
    1. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.
    2. Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person. [Now
       dialectical or local, Eng. & U.S.] --L'Estrange.
    3. (Phon.)
       (a) 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.
           --H. Sweet.
       (b) Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant
           in the same syllable, as the English short vowels,
           [a^], [e^], [i^], [o^], [u^], always are.
  4. \Shut\, n.
    The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.
          Just then returned at shut of evening flowers.
    2. A door or cover; a shutter. [Obs.] --Sir I. Newton.
    3. The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by
    {Cold shut}, the imperfection in a casting caused by the
       flowing of liquid metal upon partially chilled metal;
       also, the imperfect weld in a forging caused by the
       inadequate heat of one surface under working.