Meaning of ABRIDGE in English


/ əˈbrɪdʒ; NAmE / verb

[ vn ] to make a book, play, etc. shorter by leaving parts out

►  abridged adjective :

an abridged edition / version

OPP unabridged

►  abridge·ment (also abridg·ment ) noun [ U , C ]



Middle English (in the sense deprive of ): from Old French abregier , from late Latin abbreviare cut short from Latin brevis short.

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