1. [syn: abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce]
2. shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Foreshorten \Fore*short"en\, v. t.
1. (Fine Art) To represent on a plane surface, as if extended
in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to
shorten by drawing in perspective.
2. Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.
Songs, and deeds, and lives that lie
Foreshortened in the tract of time. --Tennyson.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The
manuscript must be shortened" [syn: abridge,
foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract,
reduce] [ant: dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand,
expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out,
2: shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "foreshorten":
abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip,
compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back,
cut down, cut off short, cut short, dock, elide, epitomize, mow,
nip, poll, pollard, prune, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce,
retrench, shave, shear, shorten, snub, stunt, sum up, summarize,
synopsize, take in, telescope, trim, truncate