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Definitions of shut

  1. not open; "the door slammed shut" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. of Shut Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A door or cover; a shutter. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, always are. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To close so as to prevent entrance or exit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country; exclude; to fold or close together, as an umbrella or a book; to imprison or confine: with in, up, within, etc.; as, to shut up a convict. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To become closed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Shut. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Shutting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To close, as a door: to forbid entrance into: to contract or close. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To close itself:-pr.p. shutting; pa.t. and pa.p. shut. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To close. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To close; stop; obstruct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To bar out; excude. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To keep in; confine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To obscure; hide. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To be closed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Made fast or closed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Rid; dull; stopped. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. The act of closing; a shutter. To shut in, to confine. To shut out, to exclude. To shut up, to close; to obstruct; to confine; to conclude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To close; to bar; to exclude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To close itself; to be closed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To close so as to prevent entrance or exit; to close or stop up for defence or security; to forbid entrance into; to contract; not to keep expanded; to close itself. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. (shut). Close (receptacle or aperture) by pushing or pulling lid or door into place (s. your eyes; s. one\'s eyes or by extension ears to, pretend not or refuse to see or hear); push or pull (door, gate, window-sash, &c.) to or home so as to close aperture (s. the door upon, refuse to consider, make impossible); become or admit of being closed, swing or fall or contract into closed position, (the door s. with a bang; lid shuts automatically; pimpernels s. in rainy weather); keep (person, sound, &c.) out or in by shutting door &c., send (person) into or out of room &c. & fasten door &c. against him, bar (person) out from hope &c.; catch or pinch (finger, dress, &c.) by shutting something on it (s. his finger into the door-hinge); bring parts of together (s. his teeth, a knife, &c.); s. down, push or pull (window-sash &c.) down into closed position, (intr., of mill &c.) cease working; s. in, (of hills, houses, sea, &c.) encircle, prevent free prospect or egress from or access to; s. off, check flow of (water, gas, &c.) by shutting valve, separate from society &c.; s. out, exclude (landscape &c.) from view, prevent (possibility &c.); s. to adv., close (door &c., or intr. of door &c.) tight; s. up, close all doors& windows of or bolt& bar (house; s. up shop, cease business for the day or permanently), close (box &c.) securely or decisively or permanently, imprison (person), put (thing) away in box &c., desist (colloq.; esp. s. up imperat.), reduce to silence by rebuke or refutation. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. [A.S.] The line of closure where two pieces of metal are welded together. Cold shut is the imperfect junction caused by insufficient heat in either piece of metal. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  40. n. The act of closing; a small door or shutter; the line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding. Cabinet Dictionary

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