Associations to the word «Shutter»


SHUTTER, noun. One who shuts or closes something.
SHUTTER, noun. (usually in the plural) Protective panels, usually wooden, placed over windows to block out the light.
SHUTTER, noun. (photography) The part of a camera, normally closed, that opens for a controlled period of time to let light in during taking a picture.
SHUTTER, verb. (transitive) To close shutters covering.
SHUTTER, verb. To close up (a building or an operation) for a prolonged period of inoccupancy.
SHUTTER PRIORITY, noun. (photography) (often used attributively) A setting in many professional-grade and advanced-amateur-grade cameras which allows a photographer to manually set the shutter speed of an exposure while the camera then automatically selects the correct aperture setting for that exposure.
SHUTTER SHADES, noun. A style of sunglasses which have frames containing horizontal slats as opposed to tinted lenses.
SHUTTER SPEED, noun. (photography) The duration of time for which the shutter of a camera remains open when exposing photographic film or other photosensitive material to light for the purpose of recording an image.

Dictionary definition

SHUTTER, noun. A mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure.
SHUTTER, noun. A hinged blind for a window.
SHUTTER, verb. Close with shutters; "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley