'Abbreviate' — Video Word of the Day 3/18/2020

Learn the meaning and history of 'abbreviate' in our video series with TIME


play alt-5e71925027fd6
New!
Our Word of the Day for March 18, 2020 is abbreviate, a verb meaning "to make briefer."

Presented as part of the Merriam-Webster and TIME Word of the Day partnership.

Comments

Up Next

Autoplay
play video ghost words
Ghost Word

 

285,275 views

play serial comma
The Serial Comma

 

428,178 views

play hot mess
Hot Mess

 

144,302 views

play mrs malaprop
Malaprop

 

82,967 views

play alright allright video
Alright vs. All Right

 

121,025 views

play sneaked vs snuck video
Sneaked vs. Snuck

 

50,770 views

play further vs farther video
Further vs. Farther

 

40,274 views

play video lay vs lie
Lay vs. Lie

 

308,427 views

play fun funner funnest
Fun, Funner, Funnest

 

247,104 views

play video old school grammar humorsome
Old-School Grammar

 

234,428 views

play video schwa
Schwa

 

143,888 views

play video cynic
Cynic

 

32,431 views

play video ie vs eg
i.e. vs. e.g.

 

150,576 views

play video its vs its
Its vs. It's

 

71,348 views

play video between you and i or me
I vs. Me

 

56,319 views

play video literally
Literally

 

380,179 views

play video soup vs soop
Soop vs. Soup

 

64,655 views

play video hopefully
Hopefully

 

83,402 views

play video who vs whom
Who vs. Whom

 

64,461 views

play video resuscitate stricken icon condolences rip and other words that spiked when michael jackson died
Michael Jackson

 

27,633 views

play video affect vs effect
Affect vs. Effect

 

81,068 views