Definitions for abridger

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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. abridger, abbreviator(noun)

    one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work

Wiktionary

  1. abridger(Noun)

    One who abridges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abridger(noun)

    one who abridges

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