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short

adjective (a)

  • primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration (adj.all)
    Example:
    A short life.
    A short flight.
    A short holiday.
    A short story.
    Only a few short months.
    source: wordnet30
  • (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length (adj.all)
    Antonym: long
    Example:
    Short skirts.
    Short hair.
    The board was a foot short.
    A short toss.
    source: wordnet30
  • low in stature; not tall (adj.all)
    Synonym: little
    Antonym: tall
    Example:
    He was short and stocky.
    Short in stature.
    A short smokestack.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range (adj.all)
    Example:
    A short memory.
    source: wordnet30
  • not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices (adj.all)
    Example:
    A short sale.
    Short in cotton.
    source: wordnet30
  • of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration (adj.all)
    Example:
    The English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short.
    source: wordnet30
  • Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: short circuit
    source: wordnet30
  • the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base (noun.act)
    Synonym: shortstop
    source: wordnet30
  • A summary account. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • quickly and without warning (adv.all)
    Synonym: abruptly, dead, suddenly
    source: wordnet30
  • without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold (adv.all)
    Example:
    He made his fortune by selling short just before the crash.
    source: wordnet30
  • clean across (adv.all)
    Example:
    The car's axle snapped short.
    source: wordnet30
  • at some point or distance before a goal is reached (adv.all)
    Example:
    He fell short of our expectations.
    source: wordnet30
  • so as to interrupt (adv.all)
    Example:
    She took him up short before he could continue.
    source: wordnet30
  • at a disadvantage (adv.all)
    Example:
    I was caught short.
    source: wordnet30
  • in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner (adv.all)
    Synonym: curtly, shortly
    Example:
    He talked short with everyone.
    He said shortly that he didn't like it.
    source: wordnet30
  • In a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as, to stop short in one's course; to turn short. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • not sufficient to meet a need (adj.all)
    Synonym: inadequate, poor
    Example:
    Money is short.
    On short rations.
    Food is in short supply.
    Short on experience.
    source: wordnet30
  • less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so (adj.all)
    Synonym: light, scant
    Example:
    Regularly gives short weight.
    source: wordnet30
  • lacking foresight or scope (adj.all)
    Example:
    A short view of the problem.
    Shortsighted policies.
    Shortsighted critics derided the plan.
    source: wordnet30
  • tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening (adj.all)
    Example:
    Shortbread is a short crumbly cookie.
    A short flaky pie crust.
    source: wordnet30
  • marked by rude or peremptory shortness (adj.all)
    Synonym: brusk, brusque, curt
    Example:
    The salesgirl was very short with him.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • cheat someone by not returning him enough money (verb.social)
    Synonym: short-change
    source: wordnet30
  • create a short circuit in (verb.creation)
    Synonym: short-circuit
    source: wordnet30
  • To shorten. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To fail; to decrease. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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