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SHUTTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shutter mean? 

SHUTTER (noun)
  The noun SHUTTER has 2 senses:

1. a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
2. a hinged blind for a window

  Familiarity information: SHUTTER used as a noun is rare.


SHUTTER (verb)
  The verb SHUTTER has 1 sense:

1. close with shutters

  Familiarity information: SHUTTER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHUTTER (noun)


Sense 1shutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shutter" is a kind of...):

mechanical device (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Holonyms ("shutter" is a part of...):

camera; photographic camera (equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other))


Sense 2shutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hinged blind for a window

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shutter" is a kind of...):

blind; screen (something that keeps things out or hinders sight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shutter"):

deadlight (a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather)

jalousie (a shutter made of angled slats)

Holonyms ("shutter" is a part of...):

double-hung window (a window having two sashes that slide up and down)


SHUTTER (verb)


Sense 1shutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Close with shutters

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

We shuttered the window to keep the house cool

Hypernyms (to "shutter" is one way to...):

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They want to shutter the doors


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