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Definition of short:

  1. Brittle.
  2. A summary account.
  3. Shortness.
  4. Not long.
  5. Not long; not of long duration; not of sufficient length or range; defective; scanty; brief; concise; brittle; friable; abrupt; petulant.
  6. 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.

Google Ngram Viewer results for short:

This graph shows how "short" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for short:

  1. The time was very short.
  2. The days are far too short for me.
  3. But he was cut short by Campbell's cry.

Quotes for short:

  1. Life is very short... but I would like to live four times and if I could, I would set out to do no other things than I am seeking now to do. - William Merritt Chase
  2. For me, being a writer was never a choice. I was born one. All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers. I wrote on everything. I didn't do my homework so I could write. - Laura Hillenbrand
  3. We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn't provide security, the relationship unraveled. - Kenny Loggins
  4. Rekindled love is generally short -term. - Nicholas Sparks
  5. What I would do is a 10 -minute short of some kind on video, and if it's good enough, you get it passed around town and just get some attention, so then they'll read what you have. - David Zucker

Rhymes for short:

  1. abort, assort, athwart, cavort, comport, consort, contort, deport, distort.
  2. boart, bort, cort, court, ct, dort, escort, exhort, extort, foret, fort, forte, import, kort, mort, norte, ohrt, ort, port, porte, purport, quart, report, resort, snort, sort, sport, stuart, support, swart, thwart, tort, torte, transport, wart.
  3. misreport, teleport.
  4. underreport.

Idioms for short:

  1. bring sb up short
  2. short shrift
  3. short on one end
  4. make short work of
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