Share this entry

Share this page

abridge

Pronunciation: /əˈbrɪdʒ/

Translation of abridge in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [book] compendiar, condensar, abreviar; [article] resumir, abreviar abridged edition edición (feminine) condensada or abreviada
    Example sentences
    • To make things worse, commercially available audio books are usually abridged and twice as expensive as the print version.
    • The magic of the original isn't dulled in this carefully abridged volume of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which was nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway award.
    • To begin with, the new publishers were content to reprint and to produce abridged volumes.

Definition of abridge in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day trascendencia
f
significance …
Cultural fact of the day

El Cid (from Arabic "sid" or "master") was the name given to Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (born Vivar, near Burgos, c1043). He is Spain's warrior hero, being brave and warlike but also loyal and fair. He grew up in the court of Fernando I of Castile and later fought against the Moors, earning the title, Campeador. He married Jimena, granddaughter of Alfonso VI, "the Wise." In 1089, after a disagreement with the king, he and his loyal retainers went into exile, recapturing Valencia from the Moors. He died in 1099 and his deeds are the subject of many oral accounts, the most complete being El Cantar del Mío Cid. His sword, La Tizona, is in a museum in Burgos.