verb fore·short·en \fȯr-ˈshȯr-tən\
: to cause (something) to appear shorter than it really is because it is in the foreground of a drawing, painting, etc.
: to make (something) shorter
: to shorten by proportionately contracting in the direction of depth so that an illusion of projection or extension in space is obtained
Examples of FORESHORTEN
- The parts that extend towards the viewer are foreshortened.
First Known Use of FORESHORTEN