Definition of Shortener

1. Noun. Any agent that shortens. "Alcohol is a great shortener of life"

Generic synonyms: Agent
Derivative terms: Shorten, Shorten, Shorten



Definition of Shortener

1. n. One who, or that which, shortens.

Definition of Shortener

1. Noun. One who, or that which, shortens. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shortener

1. one that shortens [n -S] - See also: shortens

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortener

shortcode
shortcodes
shortcoming
shortcomings
shortcrust
shortcrust pastry
shortcut
shortcut key
shortcut keys
shortcuts
shortcutting
shorted
shorten
shortenable
shortened
shortener
shorteners
shortening
shortening reaction
shortenings
shortens
shorter
shorter-lived
shorter-term
shortest
shortest-lived
shortest-term
shortfall
shortfalling
shortfallings

Literary usage of Shortener

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lake and Stream Game Fishing: A Practical Book on the Popular Fresh-water by Carroll Blaine Cook (1917)
"A mighty good thing for the rod is to use a steel rod shortener, which gives you a dandy trolling rod at a cost of about 20 cents. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1871)
"... the voice when uttered in a very loud tone, or in singing the higher registers, in both sexes. Then its character as a levator or shortener is exerted. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1855)
"... but we rarely speak of over-eating as a serious or frequent shortener of life. Yet the food they eat causes to mankind at large more sleepless nights, ..."

4. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler (1865)
"[It-, the shortener;—so called from its being used to cut off heads.] 1. The sword of Ogier the Dane. 2. The sword of Edward the Confessor, which is borne ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Languageby Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"... (ab-sent'-ment) ni Th» act of absenting, or state of beim* absent. ABRIDGER, (a-brid'-jer) „. ,. He that abridges ; a shortener ; a writer of com- ..."

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