from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person confined indoors by illness or disability.
- adjective Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
- adjective Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An invalid, cripple, or convalescent who is confined to the house for a long time.
- noun In physical geography, a narrow part of a valley which is elsewhere broadly open.
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Confinedto a location, as by infirmityor illness.
- noun A person confined to a location, as by
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective confined usually by illness
- adjective somewhat introverted
- noun someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
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Government data showed a little more than 87,000 barrels of oil is still shut-in, about one-tenth of the volume at the peak impact from the storm.
Enter shut-in Welton, a plague infected "dragger" who lives (barely) in the basement as a cog in that mysterious wheel.
Companies were returning workers to offshore rigs that had been evacuated in recent days as a precaution and were beginning to restart some shut-in oil and natural gas output.
Analysts estimate that more than half of Libya's almost 1.6 million barrels per day in production is being shut-in, and the disruption in exports has sent global oil prices skyrocketing.
The next shows us a crazy shut-in obsessed by TV yet discovering romance (this is the second-best tale in the book), followed by another drawn metaphor, about a boy chained to a stone of worries, and then an abused child.
The real solution will be for such low prices to encourage more demand or, more immediately, for gas producers to shut-in some production, like Chesapeake Energy did last week.
A mischievous comic tone is also set right away, so that by the time we meet eccentric shut-in heiress Penelope Stamp (a luminous Rachel Weisz), it fits right in.
Doug, too, is a runaway, fleeing a home life that has collapsed after his 15-year-old daughter's death, a trauma that has left his wife Lois (Melissa Leo) an anxiety-ridden shut-in.
Later tonight the Democrats will have a shut-in where they can all share their most favored quotes from the book given to Obama from Hugo Chavez, "Open Veins of Latin America" and boast about ramming through Sotomayer. windrider
Also, the survey doesn't count informal volunteer work, such as when a neighbor cares for a shut-in by purchasing groceries and doing other errands, he says.