What does shorten mean?

Definitions for shorten
ˈʃɔr tnshort·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shorten(verb)

    make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

    "He shortened his trip due to illness"

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

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    "The manuscript must be shortened"

  3. shorten(verb)

    make short or shorter

    "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"

  4. shorten(verb)

    become short or shorter

    "In winter, the days shorten"

  5. bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten(verb)

    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

    "bowdlerize a novel"

Wiktionary

  1. shorten(Verb)

    To make shorter; to abbreviate.

  2. shorten(Verb)

    To become shorter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shorten(adj)

    to make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity

  2. Shorten(adj)

    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

  3. Shorten(adj)

    to make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of

  4. Shorten(adj)

    to make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like

  5. Shorten(verb)

    to become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold

  6. Origin: [See Short, a.]

Freebase

  1. Shorten

    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.

Anagrams for shorten »

  1. thrones

  2. hornets

How to pronounce shorten?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say shorten in sign language?

  1. shorten

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shorten in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shorten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of shorten in a Sentence

  1. Charles Buxton:

    To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them.

  2. Kim Chol Jin:

    My wife bought me this to help shorten my commute.

  3. Malcolm Turnbull:

    Bill Shorten is only interested in the politics of this issue.

  4. Kim Chol Jin:

    You can carry luggage, my wife bought me this to help shorten my commute.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.

Images & Illustrations of shorten

  1. shortenshortenshortenshortenshorten

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