Definition of


  1. (verb, change) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  2. (verb, change) shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

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Synonyms of Foreshorten

abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, shorten

Alternate forms of Foreshorten

Hyponyms: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, concentrate, condense, digest, expurgate, shorten

Hypernyms: decrease, lessen, minify, shorten

Origin of the word Foreshorten

  1. c.1600, from fore + shorten. more

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Words that sound like Foreshorten

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