"abbreviate" Definition


  1. v. t. To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.
  2. v. t. To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.
  3. a. Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.
  4. a. Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.
  5. n. An abridgment.

Dictionary Stats for "abbreviate"

Position in dictionary: 260 of 111710 words.
Word Types: v. t., v. t., a., a., n.,
Words that start with abbreviate: 2
Words that end with abbreviate: 1
Words that contain abbreviate: 2
Next words in dictionary: abbreviated, abbreviating, abbreviation, abbreviator, abbreviatory
Previous words in dictionary: abbotship, abbot, abbeys, abbey, abbess

Definition of abbreviate

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "abbreviate". The definition of the word "abbreviate" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "abbreviate", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.