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Definition of Short
Adjective: short (shorter,shortest) short
- Primarily temporal sense; indicating, being or seeming to be limited in duration
"a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"
- (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
"short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
- Low in stature; not tall
"he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack";
- Not sufficient to meet a need
"money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience";
- inadequate, poor
- (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
"a short memory";
- unretentive, forgetful
- (finance) not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
"a short sale"; "short in cotton"
- (phonetics) of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
"the English vowel sounds in 'pat', 'pet', 'pit', 'pot', putt' are short"
- Less than the correct, legal or full amount, often deliberately
"regularly gives short weight";
- light, scant
- Lacking foresight or scope
"a short view of the problem"; "a short-sighted view of the problem";
- shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic, short-sighted
- Tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
"a short flaky pie crust"; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"
- Marked by rude or peremptory shortness
"the salesgirl was very short with him";
- brusque, brusk [non-standard], curt, snippy
- The location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
- Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
- short circuit
- The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
- Quickly and without warning
"he stopped short";
- abruptly, suddenly, dead
- (finance) without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
"he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
- Clean across
"the car's axle snapped short"
- At some point or distance before a goal is reached
"he fell short of our expectations"
- So as to interrupt
"She took him up short before he could continue"
- At a disadvantage
"I was caught short";
- In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
"he talked short with everyone";
- curtly, shortly
- Cheat someone by not returning him enough money
- Create a short circuit in
Anagrams containing the word short