Definitions of short:
- noun: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
- noun: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base
- noun: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
- verb: cheat someone by not returning him enough money
- verb: create a short-circuit in
- adjective: primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length
Example: "Short skirts"
- adjective: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
Example: "A short life"
- adjective: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt')
- adjective: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
Example: "A short sale"
- adjective: unwilling to endure
Example: "She was short with the slower students"
- adjective: lacking foresight or scope
Example: "A short view of the problem"
- adjective: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
Example: "A short memory"
- adjective: used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
- adjective: low in stature; not tall
Example: "His was short and stocky"
- adjective: containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes
Example: "Shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"
- adjective: most direct
Example: "Took the shortest and most direct route to town"
- adjective: not sufficient to meet a need
Example: "Money is short"
- adjective: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
Example: "Regularly gives short weight"
- adjective: quickly aroused to anger
- adverb: tightly
Example: "She caught him up short on his lapel"
- adverb: at a disadvantage
Example: "I was caught short"
- adverb: so as to interrupt
Example: "She took him up short before he could continue"
- adverb: at some point or distance before a goal is reached
Example: "He fell short of our expectations"
- adverb: clean across
Example: "The car's axle snapped short"
- adverb: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
Example: "He made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
- adverb: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
Example: "He talked short with everyone"
- adverb: quickly and without warning
- name: A surname (common: 1 in 4761 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #550)
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