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Words whose definition contains short:   (675 results)

1 letter:
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2 letters:
pa

3 letters:
act, ape, auk, bit, bob, cob, ern, fed, fob, gyp, jab, jot, nap, oft, pin, run, tab, tee, wee

4 letters:
bang, beep, body, boll, bunt, cavy, cell, cony, crab, crop, curt, dock, down, doze, duck, erne, fail, fund, gasp, gull, hawk, hold, hook, jerk, lash, lead, life, line, lynx, mini, mods, most, near, nigh, note, obit, pant, peep, peke, pika, pile, ping, plop, puff, quiz, raid, rail, rale, rare, rest, road, saki, scut, shyp, skit, snub, song, spin, spot, step, stob, stub, tack, teal, trna, turn, tutu, vole, weka, wink, wren, yips, ziti, zizz

5 letters:
about, acute, allow, balky, billy, bison, bleep, boxer, breve, brief, brush, bryum, cheep, chink, clash, click, clink, close, clout, coney, corgi, crake, crisp, ditty, divvy, dumpy, eland, elves, etude, fable, faddy, fault, finch, flare, flash, foray, force, gnome, gorki, gorky, grace, grunt, haiku, hasek, idyll, indri, jemmy, jiffy, jimmy, light, lyric, morse, munro, often, panty, patch, penne, piece, pitch, pitta, pivot, plunk, podgy, pudge, pudgy, pulse, rally, rough, runup, scull, serif, serow, spell, squab, squat, story, swine, terse, thumb, trice, tubby, undue, visit, whiff, while, whisk, wroth

6 letters:
airbus, airing, almost, apercu, arioso, autism, awhile, barbet, basset, beagle, becket, billet, bolero, borges, breath, briefs, catnap, chunky, cilium, coatee, cookie, credit, curtal, cutlas, dagger, direct, docked, drowse, dudeen, durham, epilog, errand, france, fulmar, guimpe, indris, ipidae, jacket, jacobs, little, locust, maraud, marmot, minute, moment, mortar, nanism, nearly, nerita, notice, number, paddle, pantie, parrot, peeper, petite, phrase, pigeon, pollex, portal, porter, prevue, puffin, pulsed, rabbit, rattle, report, resume, run-up, scanty, second, seriph, sickle, siding, sketch, skibob, snooze, sprint, squeak, staple, stubby, stumpy, sudden, survey, t-bill, tabard, tinkly, topper, trivet, tucket, twitch, uakari, valise, waddle, weasel, wilson, zigzag

7 letters:
account, acridid, arietta, awnless, b-meson, balking, bettong, bobsled, bobtail, breathe, briefly, bristly, bucolic, bulldog, buzzard, calvino, capsule, cestida, cheever, chlamys, clipped, collect, custody, cutlass, dachsie, decapod, demerit, dovekie, duckpin, dustpan, eclogue, esmolol, eyelash, faddish, fairway, fanfare, foxtrot, garland, griffon, hamster, hatchet, hobnail, holiday, hypoxia, instant, jodhpur, laconic, lardner, lemming, lessing, low-set, macaque, manakin, maugham, mention, morceau, mouflon, neritid, novella, parable, passage, passing, penguin, playlet, preface, preview, primula, pulsate, rat-tat, routine, saroyan, seagull, shorten, shortly, shotgun, siamese, sidebar, silicle, spirula, squabby, squally, squatty, squeeze, step-in, sticker, stipple, stubbly, syringa, terrier, tersely, touring, trailer, turnout, vandyke, vaquita, variety

8 letters:
allegory, anatidae, anecdote, aphorism, apologue, apothegm, approach, blessing, bootboys, breather, camisole, chickpea, citation, cocktail, curlicue, daviesia, demijohn, dendrite, dogwatch, dumbbell, duration, dwarfism, epilogue, falchion, flashing, flaubert, flourish, foreword, fox-trot, frequent, glareole, gordimer, grunting, haftarah, haftorah, hot-wire, howitzer, inferior, mackinaw, malinois, mantelet, mantilla, megapode, melville, moufflon, newsreel, notation, nuthatch, o. henry, obituary, ofttimes, operetta, peepshow, pekinese, pembroke, personal, primrose, rattling, rigatoni, sawn-off, scrubber, shortish, silencer, skirmish, slapshot, sprinter, squiggle, staccato, stubbled, sycamore, theropod, tinkling, undocked, versicle, violence, vonnegut, well-set, wood-rat

9 letters:
acrididae, anapestic, apiculate, aspergill, bagatelle, bobsleigh, bobtailed, brevibloc, briefness, broadbill, burlesque, capsulise, capsulize, catamount, catatonia, cellphone, chaffweed, chihuahua, dachshund, deficient, derringer, detention, dryadella, dumpiness, encounter, ephemeral, ephemerid, epicardia, fugacious, goatsfoot, half-term, haphtarah, haphtorah, hawthorne, heartbeat, hedgefund, herpangia, impatient, impromptu, inclusion, itinerant, jacksnipe, knobkerry, mansfield, microwave, miniskirt, mongolism, moonshell, necrology, newsbreak, newsflash, notepaper, novelette, overnight, pekingese, profiteer, prolusion, quillwort, quotation, rat-a-tat, reference, rehearsal, sawed-off, short-run, shortcake, shortened, shorthorn, shortlist, shortness, sidetrack, skinheads, squalling, squatness, telescope, terseness, theropoda, tomentose, tomentous, transient, traveling, truncated, truncheon, twinkling, velveteen, virtually, well-nigh, womaniser, womanizer, yesterday

10 letters:
abyssinian, adaptation, anapaestic, andrenidae, apophthegm, bestubbled, billystick, bullnecked, butterfish, ceratosaur, chimneypot, crescentia, cuckoopint, dedication, developing, flashflood, frequently, infrequent, intermezzo, kingfisher, knackwurst, knobkerrie, knockwurst, lambrequin, locustidae, lumberjack, lycaenidae, matchstick, maupassant, miscellany, mound-bird, natterjack, nightstick, nutcracker, o'flaherty, oftentimes, plesiosaur, pleurocarp, pratincole, recommence, refutation, regulation, rottweiler, scattergun, scolytidae, short-term, shortgrass, stromateid, stubbiness, tapotement, transitory, trisomy 21, truncation, undershoot, unstressed

11 letters:
abbreviated, battlesight, blunderbuss, bullterrier, burr-headed, ceratozamia, compendious, curtailment, encapsulate, florilegium, h. h. munro, imperiously, infatuation, infomercial, inscription, philanderer, porterhouse, racquetball, reduplicate, sarcochilus, short-grass, short-lived, short-order, short-range, squattiness, streamlined, substandard, telegraphic, transiently, underbodice, x-radiation

12 letters:
appreciation, brachycranic, ceratosaurus, conciliation, disconnected, ephemerality, fleetingness, hypogonadism, informercial, mongolianism, ommastrephes, plesiosaurus, protactinium, psittacosaur, short-haired, short-handed, short-winged, thanksgiving, unrecognized, w. w. jacobs

13 letters:
ankyloglossia, brachycranial, brachypterous, close-cropped, coccobacillus, dramatization, ephemeralness, malacanthidae, pleurocarpous, protoactinium, rat-a-tat-tat, short-circuit, short-handled, temporariness, thundershower, underexposure

14 letters:
acknowledgment, brachycephalic, brachydactylic, ephemeropteran, psittacosaurus, underdeveloped

15 letters:
brachydactylous, telegraphically

16 letters:
jones' penstemon, lords-and-ladies

18 letters:
jack-in-the-pulpit


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