from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person confined indoors by illness or disability.
- adj. Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
- adj. Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Confined to a location, as by infirmity or illness.
- adj. Introverted.
- n. A person confined to a location, as by illness or infirmity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An invalid, cripple, or convalescent who is confined to the house for a long time.
- n. In physical geography, a narrow part of a valley which is elsewhere broadly open.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. confined usually by illness
- adj. somewhat introverted
- n. someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.