Meaning of “shortlist” - Learner’s Dictionary

shortlist

noun [ C ] uk /ˈʃɔːtlɪst/ UK

a list of people who are competing for a prize, job, etc, who have already been chosen from a larger list:

to be on the shortlist
shortlist verb [ T ] UK

shortlisted candidates

(Definition of “shortlist” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)