Definitions for abridgeəˈbrɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bridge*əˈbrɪdʒ(v.t.)a•bridged, a•bridg•ing.

  1. to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents:

    to abridge a book.

  2. to reduce or lessen in duration, scope, or extent; diminish; curtail:

    to abridge a visit.

  3. to deprive; cut off.

* Syn: See shorten.

Origin of abridge:

1350–1400; ME < MF abreg(i)er < ML abbreviāre. See a -4, abbreviate

a•bridg′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    "The manuscript must be shortened"

  2. abridge(verb)

    lessen, diminish, or curtail

    "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"

Wiktionary

  1. abridge(Verb)

    To make shorter; to shorten in duration or extent.

  2. abridge(Verb)

    To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary..

  3. abridge(Verb)

    To deprive; to cut off;

  4. abridge(Verb)

    To lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.

  5. Origin: * First attested in 1303.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abridge(verb)

    to make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights

  2. Abridge(verb)

    to shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary

  3. Abridge(verb)

    to deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights

Freebase

  1. Abridge

    Abridge is a village in Essex, England. It is on the River Roding, 16 miles southwest of the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Epping Forest and in the parliamentary constituency of Brentwood & Ongar. It is part of the civil parish of Lambourne and is served by Lambourne Parish Council. It takes its name from the brick bridge over the River Roding, which is situated just to the north of the modern centre, on the road to Theydon Bois.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abridge(verb)

to make (especially a book) shorter.

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