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shut·ter

 (shŭt′ər)
n.
1. One that shuts, as:
a. A hinged cover or screen for a window, usually fitted with louvers.
b. A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure, as by opening and closing to allow light coming through the lens to expose a plate or film.
2. shutters Music The movable louvers on a pipe organ, controlled by pedals, that open and close the swell box.
tr.v. shut·tered, shut·ter·ing, shut·ters
1. To furnish or close with shutters: locked the doors and shuttered the windows.
2. To cause to cease operations; close down: shuttered the store for the holiday.

shutter

(ˈʃʌtə)
n
1. (Architecture) a hinged doorlike cover, often louvred and usually one of a pair, for closing off a window
2. (Commerce) put up the shutters to close business at the end of the day or permanently
3. (Photography) photog an opaque shield in a camera that, when tripped, admits light to expose the film or plate for a predetermined period, usually a fraction of a second. It is either built into the lens system or lies in the focal plane of the lens (focal-plane shutter)
4. (Photography) photog a rotating device in a film projector that permits an image to be projected onto the screen only when the film is momentarily stationary
5. (Instruments) music one of the louvred covers over the mouths of organ pipes, operated by the swell pedal
6. a person or thing that shuts
vb (tr)
7. to close with or as if with a shutter or shutters
8. (Building) to equip with a shutter or shutters

shut•ter

(ˈʃʌt ər)

n.
1. one that shuts.
2. a solid or louvered movable cover for a window.
3. a movable cover, slide, etc., for an opening.
4. a mechanical device for opening and closing the aperture of a camera lens to expose film or the like.
v.t.
5. to close or provide with shutters.
[1535–45]
shut′ter•less, adj.

shutter


Past participle: shuttered
Gerund: shuttering

Imperative
shutter
shutter
Present
I shutter
you shutter
he/she/it shutters
we shutter
you shutter
they shutter
Preterite
I shuttered
you shuttered
he/she/it shuttered
we shuttered
you shuttered
they shuttered
Present Continuous
I am shuttering
you are shuttering
he/she/it is shuttering
we are shuttering
you are shuttering
they are shuttering
Present Perfect
I have shuttered
you have shuttered
he/she/it has shuttered
we have shuttered
you have shuttered
they have shuttered
Past Continuous
I was shuttering
you were shuttering
he/she/it was shuttering
we were shuttering
you were shuttering
they were shuttering
Past Perfect
I had shuttered
you had shuttered
he/she/it had shuttered
we had shuttered
you had shuttered
they had shuttered
Future
I will shutter
you will shutter
he/she/it will shutter
we will shutter
you will shutter
they will shutter
Future Perfect
I will have shuttered
you will have shuttered
he/she/it will have shuttered
we will have shuttered
you will have shuttered
they will have shuttered
Future Continuous
I will be shuttering
you will be shuttering
he/she/it will be shuttering
we will be shuttering
you will be shuttering
they will be shuttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shuttering
you have been shuttering
he/she/it has been shuttering
we have been shuttering
you have been shuttering
they have been shuttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shuttering
you will have been shuttering
he/she/it will have been shuttering
we will have been shuttering
you will have been shuttering
they will have been shuttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shuttering
you had been shuttering
he/she/it had been shuttering
we had been shuttering
you had been shuttering
they had been shuttering
Conditional
I would shutter
you would shutter
he/she/it would shutter
we would shutter
you would shutter
they would shutter
Past Conditional
I would have shuttered
you would have shuttered
he/she/it would have shuttered
we would have shuttered
you would have shuttered
they would have shuttered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shutter - a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposureshutter - a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
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)
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
2.shutter - a hinged blind for a window
screen, blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
deadlight - a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather
double-hung window - a window having two sashes that slide up and down
jalousie - a shutter made of angled slats
Verb1.shutter - close with shutters; "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"
close, shut - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"

shutter

noun blind, screen, shade, curtain, canopy, louvre She opened the shutters and gazed out over roofs.
Translations
حاجِب عَدَسَة الكاميرادَرْفَة الشُّبّاك الخَشَبِيَّه
okenicezávěrka
lukkerskodde
ikkunaluukkusuljin
ablakredõny
gluggahleriloki, lokari
langinėuždarytomis langinėmis
aizvirtnisblendeslēģis
okenicauzávierka
oknicazaklop
kepenkobjektif kapağı

shutter

[ˈʃʌtəʳ]
A. N
1. (on window) → contraventana f, postigo m
to put up the shutters [shop] → cerrar del todo (fig) → abandonar (Sport) → no arriesgar
2. (Phot) → obturador m
B. CPD shutter release N (Phot) → disparador m
shutter speed Nvelocidad f de obturación

shutter

[ˈʃʌtər] n
(on window)volet m
[camera] → obturateur mshutter release n (PHOTOGRAPHY)déclencheur m d'obturateurshutter speed n (PHOTOGRAPHY)vitesse f d'obturation

shutter

n(Fenster)laden m; (Phot) → Verschluss m; to put up the shutters (lit)die (Fenster)läden zumachen; (fig)den Laden dichtmachen (inf)
vt shutter the windowsmach die (Fenster)läden zu

shutter

[ˈʃʌtəʳ] n (on window) → imposta; (for shop) → battente m (Phot) → otturatore m
shutter speed → tempo di apertura

shutter

(ˈʃatə) noun
1. one of usually two usually wooden covers over a window. He closed the shutters.
2. the moving cover over the lens of a camera, which opens when a photograph is taken. When the shutter opens, light is allowed into the camera and reacts with the film.
ˈshuttered adjective
shuttered windows.
References in classic literature ?
He hastened to undo it; and, with smothered voices and heavy tread, came several men, bringing a body, wrapped in a cloak, and lying on a shutter.
We struck for the stern of the texas, and found it, and then scrabbled along forwards on the skylight, hanging on from shutter to shutter, for the edge of the skylight was in the water.
The aperture was so screened and narrow, that curtain or shutter had been deemed unnecessary; and when I stooped down and put aside the spray of foliage shooting over it, I could see all within.
But scorning rest, upon his reappearance, he instantly began again, though there were no dancers yet, as if the other fiddler had been carried home, exhausted, on a shutter, and he were a bran-new man resolved to beat him out of sight, or perish.
The sudden exclusion of the night and the substitution of black darkness in its place, warned me that the man had closed a shutter.
Anna Maria went down by way of the skirting-board and a window shutter to the kitchen to steal the dough.
So he hid behind a window shutter, on the outside, and awaited events.
Eugenie ordered the porter to put down the portmanteau, gave him some pieces of money, and having rapped at the shutter sent him away.
As to poor Wolfert, instead of returning in triumph, laden with bags of gold, he was borne home on a shutter, followed by a rabble-rout[1] of curious urchins.
It was clear to me, however, that the shutter belonging to the window at the head of the bed, would, if swung fully back to the wall, reach to within two feet of the lightning-rod.
said D'Artagnan, wild with joy, "I have not yet returned from the treasurer's -- a shutter may fall upon my head.
A shop-keeper, in putting up a shutter, jostled the old man, and at the instant I saw a strong shudder come over his frame.