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Definition of Abridge

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condense, shorten; make shorter in words
Abridge Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
(v. t.)
To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
(v. t.)
To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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abricock \a"bri*cock\ (&?;), n. see apricot. [obs.]

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To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Talfyru = v. to fore-shorten, to abridge
The Devil's Dictionary
Abridge, (v.t.)

To shorten.

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for
people to abridge their king, a decent respect for the opinions of
mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel
them to the separation.

Oliver Cromwell
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

1. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
(synonym) foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
(hypernym) decrease, lessen, minify
(hyponym) bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten
(verb-group) edit, cut, edit out
(derivation) condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule
Abridge Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Essex
Post Code: RM4
Abridge Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abridge is a village in Essex, England. It is on the River Roding, 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.

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