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Shorten Short"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shortened ?; p. pr. & vb. n. Shortening.] [See Short, a.] 1. To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity. 2. To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc. Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am shortened by my chain. --Dryden. 3. To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of. Spoiled of his nose, and shortened of his ears. --Dryden. 4. To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like. To shorten a rope (Naut.), to take in the slack of it. To shorten sail (Naut.), to reduce sail by taking it in., Shorten Short"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shortened ?; p. pr. & vb. n. Shortening.] [See Short, a.] 1. To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity. 2. To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc. Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am shortened by my chain. --Dryden. 3. To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of. Spoiled of his nose, and shortened of his ears. --Dryden. 4. To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like. To shorten a rope (Naut.), to take in the slack of it. To shorten sail (Naut.), to reduce sail by taking it in., Shorten Short"en, v. i. To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold.

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- shorten may refer to: shorten (file format), for compressing audio data. shorten (surname), an english surname. see also : shorton
- a shortened form of literary work, in which the major themes of the original are kept. books are abridged for faster and easier reading.
- william richard shorten (born 12 may 1967) is an australian politician who has been leader of the labor party and leader of the
- charles henry 'chick' shorten (1892–1965), born and died in scranton, pennsylvania. playing career: shorten played eight seasons of major
- george 'tich' shorten (born 19 march 1901, died in 1973) was an australian rules football er who played for essendon in the vfl during
- anthony shorten (born 12 june 1969) is an australia n liberal national politician who is the member of parliament for algester , having
- edward 'teddy' shorten (born 28 april 1898) was an australian rules football er who played with north melbourne and essendon in the
- john 'jack' shorten (born 30 november 1887) was an australian rules football er who played for collingwood in the victorian football
- shorten is an english surname. origin: thoeories about the origin of this surname include: it originates from the village of shorton in
- shorten (shn) is a file format used for compressing audio data. it is a form of data compression of files and is used to losslessly

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