short list

or short·list


a list of those people or items preferred or most likely to be chosen, as winnowed from a longer list of possibilities.

Origin of short list

First recorded in 1925–30

Definition for shortlist (2 of 2)

[ shawrt-list ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌlɪst /

verb (used with object)

to put on a short list.

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British Dictionary definitions for shortlist

short list
/ mainly British /


a list of suitable applicants for a job, post, etc, from which the successful candidate will be selected

verb short-list (tr)

to put (someone) on a short list