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Definitions for short

  • adverb - quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
  • adverb - in a curt
  • adverb - at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
  • adverb - so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"
  • adverb - at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"
  • adverb - clean across; "the car's axle snapped short"
  • adverb - without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
  • adjective - marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
  • adjective - tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
  • noun - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  • adjective - (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
  • adjective - 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"
  • adjective - of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat'
  • adjective - not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
  • verb - create a short circuit in
  • adjective - lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
  • adjective - (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
  • adjective - not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
  • adjective - less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
  • adjective - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
  • verb - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  • noun - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun - accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
  • Synonyms for short

    brusque unretentive light brusk shortsighted forgetful scant curt unforesightful inadequate little myopic poor dead curtly abruptly shortly suddenly unawares short circuit shortstop short-circuit short-change

    Antonyms for short

    long tall

    Holonyms for short

    baseball team

    Hyponyms for short

    No hyponyms found for short.

    Hypernyms for short

    tract parcel piece of land contact position piece of ground tangency parcel of land create goldbrick defraud gip victimize nobble scam hornswoggle swindle diddle mulct short-change make rook bunco gyp con

    Meronyms for short

    No meronyms found for short.

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