short list

noun
a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen
Syn: ↑shortlist
Hypernyms: ↑list, ↑listing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • short-list — UK / US or shortlist UK [ˈʃɔː(r)tˌlɪst] / US [ˈʃɔrtˌlɪst] verb [transitive] Word forms short list : present tense I/you/we/they short list he/she/it short lists present participle short listing past tense short listed past participle short listed …   English dictionary

  • short list — UK / US or shortlist UK [ˈʃɔː(r)tˌlɪst] / US [ˈʃɔrtˌlɪst] noun [countable] Word forms short list : singular short list plural short lists a list of the people or things that you think could be suitable for a job, prize, team etc, chosen from a… …   English dictionary

  • short list — short′ list or short′list n. a list of those people or items preferred or most likely to be chosen, as winnowed from a longer list of possibilities • Etymology: 1925–30 short′ list , v.t …   From formal English to slang

  • short list — also short|list [ˈʃo:tlıst US ˈʃo:rt ] n BrE a list of the most suitable people for a job or a prize, chosen from all the people who were first considered on the short list (for sth) ▪ Davies was on the shortlist for the Booker Prize. draw… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-list — also shortlist v [T usually passive] BrE to put someone on a short list for a job or a prize short list sb for sth ▪ She s been short listed for the director s job …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short list — short ,list noun count a list of the people or things you think could be suitable for a job, prize, team, etc., chosen from a larger number of people or things: on the short list: Who is on the short list of candidates for the job? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short-list — short ,list verb transitive to put someone or something on a short list: This story was short listed for the Pulitzer Prize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short\ list — • short list • short listed v. phr. To place on the list of select finalists for a job. Only three of the twenty seven applicants were short listed for the assistant professorial vacancy in our department …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Short list — A short list is a list of candidates for a job, prize, award, political position, etc., that has been reduced from a longer list of candidates (sometimes via intermediate lists known as long lists ). The length of short lists varies according to… …   Wikipedia

  • short list — 1 noun (C) BrE a list of the most suitable people for a job, chosen from all the people who were first considered 2 verb (transitive usually passive) BrE to put someone on a short list for a job: short list sb for: She s been short listed for the …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-list — (ˈ) ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: short list (herein) chiefly Britain : to place on a short list …   Useful english dictionary

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