make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
"He shortened his trip due to illness"
abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be shortened"
make short or shorter
"shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
become short or shorter
"In winter, the days shorten"
bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten(verb)
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
"bowdlerize a novel"
To make shorter; to abbreviate.
To become shorter.
to make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity
to reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc
to make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of
to make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like
to become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold
Origin: [See Short, a.]
Shorten is a file format used for compressing audio data. It is a form of data compression of files and is used to losslessly compress CD-quality audio files. Shorten is no longer developed and other lossless audio codecs such as FLAC, Monkey's Audio, TTA, and WavPack have become more popular. However, Shorten is still in use by some people because there are legally traded concert recordings in circulation that are encoded as Shorten files. Shorten files use the .shn file extension.
The numerical value of shorten in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of shorten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of shorten in a Sentence
To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them.
My wife bought me this to help shorten my commute.
Bill Shorten is only interested in the politics of this issue.
You can carry luggage, my wife bought me this to help shorten my commute.
If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.
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- kürzer werden, verkürzenGerman
- abreviar, acortar, acortarse, reducirSpanish
- écourter, raccourcirFrench
- giorraichScottish Gaelic
- 短縮, 短いJapanese
- paīsināt, saīsināt, īsinātLatvian
- крати, куси, скусува, скратуваMacedonian
- skrócić, skracaćPolish
- укорачиваться, сокращать, сократиться, укоротиться, укоротить, укорачивать, сократить, сокращатьсяRussian
- скратити, skratitiSerbo-Croatian
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