unabridged (adj.) 1590s, from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + pp. of ABRIDGE (Cf. abridge). Since 19c. chiefly in reference to literary works.

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  • unabridged — [un΄ə brijd′] adj. 1. not abridged; complete 2. designating or of a dictionary that is not abridged from a larger work: an arbitrary designation for any of various large, extensive dictionaries n. ☆ an unabridged dictionary …   English World dictionary

  • Unabridged — Un a*bridged , a. Not abridged, or shortened; full; complete; entire; whole. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unabridged — index full, gross (total), intact, thorough Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unabridged — [adj] not shortened complete, entire, full length, intact, total, unabbreviated, uncondensed, uncut, unexpurgated, unshortened, whole; concepts 267,531 Ant. abridged, condensed, incomplete, part, partial, shortened, unfinished …   New thesaurus

  • unabridged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a text) not cut or shortened; complete …   English terms dictionary

  • unabridged — adjective Date: 1599 1. not abridged ; complete < an unabridged reprint of a novel > 2. being the most complete of its class ; not based on one larger < an unabridged dictionary > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unabridged — un|a|bridged [ˌʌnəˈbrıdʒd] adj a piece of writing, speech etc that is unabridged is in its full form and has not been made shorter ▪ the complete and unabridged works of Dickens …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unabridged — [[t]ʌ̱nəbrɪ̱ʤd[/t]] ADJ An unabridged piece of writing, for example a book or article, is complete and not shortened in any way. ...the unabridged version of War and Peace . Syn: full length …   English dictionary

  • unabridged — adjective a piece of writing, speech etc that is unabridged is in its full form without being made shorter: the complete and unabridged works of Dickens …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unabridged — See unabridged, abridged, expurgated …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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