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Definitions of short

  1. To shorten. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To fail; to decrease. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. cheat someone by not returning him enough money Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. create a short-circuit in Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To shorten. To be short, to be scantily supplied. To come short, to fail. To cut short, to abridge. To fall short, to fail; to be less. To stop short, to stop at once, or without reaching the point intended. To turn short, to turn without making a compass. To be taken short, to be seized with urgent necessity. In short, briefly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as, a short supply of provisions, or of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the trith. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not distant in time; near at hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive; narrow; not tenacious, as memory. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short answer to the question. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth; crisp; as, short pastry. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking; not coming up to a resonable, or the ordinary, standard; - usually with of; as, to be short of money. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or equivalent; less (than); - with of. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Shortest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. A summary account. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Short, inferior hemp. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Breeches; shortclothes. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A short sound, syllable, or vowel. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Something that is short; one who sells stocks which he does not at that time possess. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. The substance or pith of a matter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Anything that is short, as a short syllable; a deficiency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A summary or concise account, as in the phrase, "the short and long of the matter is"; a word often given as a reply at the counter of a bank when the amount of a check is desired in a small compass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Shorter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. clean across; "the car's axle snapped short" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. In a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as, to stop short in one's course; to turn short. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Abruptly, curtly; of selling, not in possession of the goods sold; as, to sell stocks short. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Not long. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. In a short manner; petulantly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Not long; quickly; in sufficiently. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. primarily temporal sense; indicating or 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt') Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. Not prolonged, or relatively less prolonged, in utterance; -- opposed to long, and applied to vowels or to syllables. In English, the long and short of the same letter are not, in most cases, the long and short of the same sound; thus, the i in ill is the short sound, not of i in isle, but of ee in eel, and the e in pet is the short sound of a in pate, etc. See Quantity, and Guide to Pronunciation, //22, 30. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Not long, either in space, distance, or time; not tall; brief; scant; not having enough; as, short of cash; not coming up to a measure, standard, requirement, etc.; as, the rule is too short; abrupt, uncivil, or cross; as, she received a short answer; not retentive; as, a short memory; in financial usage, not possessing at the time of selling; as, to be short of copper; crisp or crumbly; as, short piecrust; brief in utterance, as a vowel or a syllable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. (comp. SHORTER, superl. SHORTEST), Not long in time or space: near at hand: scanty: insufficient: narrow: abrupt: brittle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  51. Not long; scanty; abrupt; brittle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. Of slight length, height, or duration; not long or tall; brief; scant; curt; crisp. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Not long; not of long duration; not of sufficient length or range; defective; scanty; brief; concise; brittle; friable; abrupt; petulant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. Not long; not long either in space or time; inadequate; insufficient; imperfect; breaking or crumbling readily; crisp; brittle; not bending; brief; concise; quick; sudden; not going so far as intended. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for short

  1. For a short time only. – From Plotzk to Boston by Mary Antin Commentator: Israel Zangwill
  2. The other gave a short hard laugh. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
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