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Definition of the verb abridge
What does abridge mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: abridged | abridging | abridges
- reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
- example: They won't abridge the story
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of abridge: abbreviate / contract / cut / foreshorten / reduce / shorten
- more generic words: decrease / lessen / minify = make smaller
- more specific words:
- lessen, diminish, or curtail
Alternative definition of the verb abridge
- [transitive] To make shorter; to shorten in duration.
- [transitive] To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to 'abridge' a history or dictionary.
- [transitive] To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to 'abridge' one of his rights.
- [transitive] To lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to 'abridge' labor; to 'abridge' power or rights.
Definition of the verb abridge for high school students
- to cut down, shorten
- example: The publisher thought the dictionary was too long and abridged it.
The verb abridge is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Abridge is a village in Essex, England. It is on the River Roding, 16 miles southwest of the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Epping Forest and in the parliamentary constituency of Brentwood & Ongar. It is part of the civil parish of Lambourne and is served by Lambourne Parish Council.
- part of United Kingdom
Abridge is a brand, drug brand.
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12th International Conference, OPODIS 2008, Luxor, Egypt, December 15-18, 2008. Proceedings by Theodore P. Baker, Alain Bui, Sebastien Tixeuil
Abridge is an edge whose deletion disconnects the graph. A graph without bridge is a bridgeless graph. A path from a vertex v to a vertex v is simple if no vertex appears on it more than once. AgraphG =(S ,E) is a subgraph of a graph G =(S,E) ...
by James Thorne
Abridge is a hamlet of Lambourne par. Lambourne ch. is about 1 m. S.E., by a pleasant walk across the fields ; Abridge has a small chapel of esaa served by a curate. The manor of Affe- brugge was given to the Knights Hospitallers by Peter de ...
Alphabetically Arranged, Containing an Account of Every Town and Village, and of All Places of Interest, Within a Circle of Twenty Miles Round London by James Thorne
Abridge is a hamlet of Lambourne par. Lambourne ch. is about 1 m. S.E., by a pleasant walk across the fields ; Abridge has a small chapel of ease served by a curate. The manor of Afle- brugge was given to the Knights Hospitallers by Peter de ...
by Jack Smith, Jr. Smith, Jr.
Abridge is an interface that connects LANs and allows communications to take place between devices on each. A bridge passes data back and forth between the networks that use the same protocols. A protocol is the set of rules designed to ...
Social Networks (2013)
An Introduction by Jeroen Bruggeman
Logically speaking, abridge is a local bridgebut notthe otherwayaround. A third possibilityis that the broker isin neither contact's community buthas local bridges to both of them. Whetherasa linking pin orby having local bridges, there isinRon ...
by Content used under license from Ricoh USA, Inc.
Bridge- Abridge is a device that connects two ormore network segments tocreatea singleaggregate network. Bridges combinelike networks. Router- A routerisa device that forwards datapackets between ...
Abridge is a hill built across a deep hollow ; but it is of stone, and one can walk under it and above, and it does not fall down. And some bridges have water under them ; but the bridges of the island of Edinburgh, that wonderful city, have no ...
Newnes Electronics Circuits Pocket Book by R. M. MARSTON
Modern bridge circuits Abridge is a passive network that, when used with a suitable energising generator and a balance detector, enables values of inductance (L), capacitance (C), or resistance (R), or any parameter that can be converted ...
Making News (2008)
A Straight-Shooting Guide to Media Relations by David Henderson
Abridge is an interview tactic to control and redirect an interview back to the subject that you want to talk about. If the reporter asks a question, for example, that is far afield from what you want to talk about, no problem. Acknowledge the reporter ...
Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century which are No Longer in Use, Or are Not Used in the Same Sense and Words which are Now Used Only in the Provincial Dialects
To abridge; abrege, /to shorten. Abreke, v. (A.-S. abrecan.) To break in. Abrenounce, v. (Lat. abrenuntio.) To renounce utterly. Abrept, v. (Lat.) To take away by violence. Abreyde. See Abraide. Abric, *. Sulphur. Coles. Abricock, 1 s.
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
To abridge. Chaucer. A BREDING, Obs. Upbraiding. Chaucer ...
2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips
abridge (ә-BRIJ) vb. To abridge a written text (a novel or play, for example) is to make it shorter (by condensing it or omitting parts of it) while retaining its overall sense. Modern editions of Johann Wyss's 1813 adventure novel Swiss Family ...
by Random House, Stephen Elliott
trench 7 abridge, channel, curtail, dedine, dissect, opening, passage, portion, section, segment 8 condense, contract. decrease, incision, lacerate 9 abatement. intersect, Iossening , ...
by Hensleigh Wedgwood
To Abridge. — Abbreviate, to shorten, or cut short. Of these synonymous terms the former, from Fr. abriger, seems the older form, the identity of which with Lat. abbreviare not being at once apparent, abbreviate was subsequently formed direct ...
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Scrabble value of A1B3R1I1D2G2E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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