Kamus Landak
Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: shorten (0.00793 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to shorten.
English → Indonesian (quick)
Definition: shorten memendekkan, memperpendek
English → English (WordNet) Definition: shorten shorten v 1: make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; “He shortened his trip due to illness” [ant: lengthen] 2: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; “The manuscript must be shortened” [syn: abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, cut, contract, reduce] [ant: elaborate] 3: make short or shorter; “shorten the skirt”; “shorten the rope by a few inches” 4: become short or shorter; “In winter, the days shorten” [ant: lengthen] 5: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; “bowdlerize a novel” [syn: bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Shorten Shorten \Short"en\, v. i. To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold. [1913 Webster] Shorten \Short"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shortened ?; p. pr. & vb. n. Shortening.] [See Short, a.] 1. To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am shortened by my chain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of. [1913 Webster] Spoiled of his nose, and shortened of his ears. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like. [1913 Webster] To shorten a rope (Naut.), to take in the slack of it. To shorten sail (Naut.), to reduce sail by taking it in. [1913 Webster]
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