verb (used with object), a·bridged, a·bridg·ing.
Origin of abridge
Examples from the Web for abridged
You were doing what you could in a strange, intense, abridged amount of time.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline|Tim Teeman|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After that, Hawking became closer with Jane and their two children, and then the abridged memoir was released.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Undaunted, Jason translated that himself too — which he then abridged.
Abridged extract from My Paper Chase by Harold Evans published this week by Little, Brown.
There is an abridged translation in French by Legrand, without cuts, printed by Didot in 1804.A History of Wood-Engraving|George Edward Woodberry
The above is only an abstract of this letter, and some of the quotations are abridged.The Oxford Reformers|Frederic Seebohm
Some of them are published in two editions, full and abridged.William Dwight Whitney|Thomas Day Seymour
Have not English liberties been abridged as Hutchinson desired?Novanglus, and Massachusettensis|John Adams
These prayers may in some cases be abridged, and in others entirely omitted.Arabian Society In The Middle Ages|Edward William Lane
British Dictionary definitions for abridged
Word Origin for abridge
Word Origin and History for abridged
c.1300, abreggen, "to make shorter, to condense," from Old French abregier "abridge, diminish, shorten," from Late Latin abbreviare "make short" (see abbreviate). The sound development from Latin -vi- to French -dg- is paralleled in assuage (from assuavidare) and deluge (from diluvium). Related: Abridged; abridging.