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 (rare: 1 in 4761 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #550)

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