Variant of shut
- to move (a door, window, lid, etc.) into a position that closes the opening to which it is fitted
- to fasten (a door, etc.) securely, as with a bolt or catch
- to close (an opening, passage, container, etc.)
- to prevent or forbid entrance to or exit from; close or bar
- to confine or enclose in a room, cage, building, etc.
- to fold up or bring together the parts of (an umbrella, book, etc. or the mouth, eyes, etc.)
- to stop or suspend the operation of (a business, school, etc.)
Origin: Middle English (W Midland) schutten from Old English scyttan from base of sceotan, to cast: see shoot
- the act or time of shutting or closing; close
- the connecting line between two pieces of welded metal
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.