verb (used with object)

to put on a short list.

Nearby words

  1. short-form,
  2. short-handed,
  3. short-haul,
  4. short-horned grasshopper,
  5. short-laid,
  6. short-lived,
  7. short-order,
  8. short-range,
  9. short-run,
  10. short-sheet

short list

or short·list


a list of those people or items preferred or most likely to be chosen, as winnowed from a longer list of possibilities.

Origin of short list

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for short-list

short list


a list of suitable applicants for a job, post, etc, from which the successful candidate will be selected

verb short-list (tr)

to put (someone) on a short list
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