Definition of shorten


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • shorten is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 10 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • shorten is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 10 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of shorten

  • edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. bowdlerise
    2. bowdlerize
    3. castrate
    4. expurgate

  • reduce in scope while retaining essential elements (verb)

    Examples

    1. The manuscript must be shortened

    Synonyms

    1. abbreviate
    2. abridge
    3. contract
    4. cut
    5. foreshorten
    6. reduce

  • become short or shorter (verb)

    Examples

    1. In winter, the days shorten

  • make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration (verb)

    Examples

    1. He shortened his trip due to illness

  • make short or shorter (verb)

    Examples

    1. shorten the skirt
    2. shorten the rope by a few inches

See definition of shorten in Merriam Webster