SHORTCUT: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SHORTCUT?

Need another word that means the same as “shortcut”? Find 2 synonyms and 30 related words for “shortcut” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Shortcut” are: crosscut, cutoff

Shortcut as a Noun

Definitions of "Shortcut" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “shortcut” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A route shorter than the usual one.
  • An accelerated way of doing or achieving something.
  • A record of the address of a file, website, or other data made to enable quick access.
  • An alternative route that is shorter than the one usually taken.

Synonyms of "Shortcut" as a noun (2 Words)

crosscutA route shorter than the usual one.
cutoffA route shorter than the usual one.

Usage Examples of "Shortcut" as a noun

  • They were taking a shortcut to town.
  • Teaching no longer offered a shortcut to secure employment.

Associations of "Shortcut" (30 Words)

antipodalThe relation of opposition along a diameter.
Antipodal regions of the earth.
beelineThe most direct route.
He made a beeline for the bathroom.
brieflyUsing few words; concisely.
He worked briefly as a lawyer.
cosmopolitanA cosmopolitan person.
Cosmopolitan in distribution.
crosscutA route shorter than the usual one.
detourAvoid by taking a detour.
He detoured around the walls.
directOf a current flowing in one direction only.
Criticism directed at her superior.
directlyIn a frank way.
The houses directly opposite.
distalDirected away from the midline or mesial plane of the body.
The distal zone is characterized by pyroclastic flow deposits.
distanceThe distance from the winning post which a horse must have reached when the winner finishes in order to qualify for a subsequent heat.
Emotional distance.
drivewayA road leading up to a private house.
They parked in the driveway.
easyWith ease easy is sometimes used informally for easily.
An easy good natured manner.
extensivelyIn a widespread way.
He has written extensively about the project.
farAt or to or from a great distance in space.
The far reaches of the universe.
firsthandReceived directly from a source.
I heard this story firsthand.
immediatelyWithout delay or hesitation; with no time intervening.
They would be the states most immediately affected by any such action.
instantlyWithout any delay.
She fell asleep almost instantly.
intersectionThe set of elements common to two or more sets.
His course is on a direct intersection with ours.
lineationThe action or process of drawing lines or marking with lines.
Magnetic lineations.
mapDepict as if on a map.
This data is then mapped against a policy model.
nowThe momentary present.
They should be back by now.
prescriptive(of a right, title, or institution) having become legally established or accepted by long usage or the passage of time.
These guidelines are not intended to be prescriptive.
promptlyWith little or no delay.
He paid the fine promptly.
roadThe part of a road intended for vehicles especially in contrast to a verge or pavement.
They waited for a clear road at Hellifield Junction.
routeSend via a specific route.
Proposals have been put forward for a new route around the south of the town.
straightHonestly and directly in a straightforward manner.
A straight line.
straightnessHaving honest intentions.
transverseExtending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.
From the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully.
traveledTraveled over or through sometimes used as a combining term.
A traveled educated man.
wayA general category of things used in the expression in the way of.
We just missed another car coming the other way.

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