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English Dictionary: Shut by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
shut
adj
  1. not open; "the door slammed shut" [syn: shut, unopen, closed]
    Antonym(s): open, unfastened
  2. used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
    Synonym(s): closed, shut
    Antonym(s): open, opened
v
  1. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
    Synonym(s): close, shut
    Antonym(s): open, open up
  2. become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
    Synonym(s): close, shut
    Antonym(s): open, open up
  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"
    Synonym(s): exclude, keep out, shut out, shut
    Antonym(s): admit, include, let in
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shut \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,
                  [acr], [ecr], [icr], [ocr], [ucr], always are.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shut \Shut\, n.
      The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.
  
               Just then returned at shut of evening flowers.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      2. A door or cover; a shutter. [Obs.] --Sir I. Newton.
  
      3. The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by
            welding.
  
      {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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shut \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[81]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or
      bar shot across, fr. AS. sce[a2]tan to shoot. [root]159. See
      {Shoot}.]
      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. [bd]Shut from every
            shore.[b8] --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. [bd]The Lord shut him in.[b8]
                  --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
                  gate.
  
      {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. [bd]Dangerous rocks shut up the
                  passage.[b8] --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.
                                                                              23.
            (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.
                                                                              --Collier.
            (e) To unite, as two pieces of metal by welding.
            (f) To cause to become silent by authority, argument, or
                  force.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shut \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.
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