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We found 34 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word shorten:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. shorten: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. shorten: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. shorten: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. shorten: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. shorten: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. shorten: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Shorten, shorten: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. shorten: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Shorten, shorten: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. shorten: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. shorten: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. shorten: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. shorten: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. shorten (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. shorten: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. shorten: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Shorten (file format): Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Shorten: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. shorten: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. shorten: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. shorten: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. shorten: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. shorten: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. shorten: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. shorten: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. shorten: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. shorten: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. shorten: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Shorten: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. Shorten: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Shorten, shorten: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Shorten, Shorten: Gambling Glossary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (shorten)

verb:  become short or shorter ("In winter, the days shorten")
verb:  make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration ("He shortened his trip due to illness")
verb:  make short or shorter ("Shorten the skirt")
verb:  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements ("The manuscript must be shortened")
verb:  edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #54245)

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Phrases that include shorten:   to shorten sail, chick shorten, chloe shorten, paul shorten more...

Words similar to shorten:   abbreviate, abridge, bowdlerise, bowdlerize, contract, cut, expurgate, foreshorten, reduce, shortened, shortener, shortening, dock, more...


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