short list

noun
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of short list

: a limited list of important items or individuals; especially : a list of candidates for final consideration (as for a position or a prize)

short-list

play \ˈshȯrt-ˌlist\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of short list

1927


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short list

Definition of short list for English Language Learners

  • : a list of a small number of people or things that have been selected from a larger group and are being considered to receive an award, to get a job, etc.


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