What does "Shut" mean?


(a.) Closed or fastened; as, a shut door (a.) Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, /, /, /, /, /, always are (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 (a.) Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person (imp. & p. p.) of Shut (n.) A door or cover; a shutter (n.) The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door (n.) The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding (v. i.) To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard (v. t.) To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade (v. t.) To preclude; to exclude; to bar out

Synonyms close, tight, exclude, closed, blinking, compressed, shut out, winking, unopen, squinting, keep out, squinched

Example: "Shut the window" Example: "The trees were shutting out all sunlight" Example: "The door slammed shut" Example: "His eyes were shut against the sunlight"

Word Family shuts, shutting