KJV Dictionary Definition: shut


SHUT, v.t. pretand pp. shut.

1. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or gate; to shut the eyes or the mouth.

2. To prohibit; to bar; to forbid entrance into; as, to shut the ports of the kingdom by a blockade.

Shall that be shut to man, which to the beast

Is open? Milton.

3. To preclude; to exclude.

But shut from every shore. Dryden.

4. To close, as the fingers; to contract; as, to shut the hand.


SHUT'TING, ppr. Closing; prohibiting entrance; confining.