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Meaning of FORESHORTEN

Pronunciation:  fowr'shortn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
  2. [v]  shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
 

FORESHORTEN is a 11 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, shorten
 
 See Also: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, concentrate, condense, decrease, expurgate, lessen, minify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fore*short"en\, v. t.
1. (Fine Art) To represent on a plane surface, as if extended
   in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to
   shorten by drawing in perspective.

2. Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.

         Songs, and deeds, and lives that lie Foreshortened
         in the tract of time.                 --Tennyson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, dock, elide, epitomize, mow, nip, poll, pollard, prune, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, shave, shear, shorten, snub, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take in, telescope, trim, truncate
 

 

 

 

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