Definitions for short

Definitions for (noun) short

Main entry: short, shortstop

Definition: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

Main entry: short

Definition: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

Main entry: short, short circuit

Definition: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

Definitions for (verb) short

Main entry: short, short-circuit

Definition: create a short circuit in

Main entry: short, short-change

Definition: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

Definitions for (adj) short

Main entry: curt, brusk, brusque, short

Definition: marked by rude or peremptory shortness

Usage: try to cultivate a less brusque manner; a curt reply; the salesgirl was very short with him

Main entry: short

Definition: tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening

Usage: shortbread is a short crumbly cookie; a short flaky pie crust

Main entry: short

Definition: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

Usage: short skirts; short hair; the board was a foot short; a short toss

Main entry: short

Definition: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration

Usage: a short life; a short flight; a short holiday; a short story; only a few short months

Main entry: short

Definition: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

Usage: the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short

Main entry: short

Definition: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

Usage: a short sale; short in cotton

Main entry: short, shortsighted, myopic, unforesightful

Definition: lacking foresight or scope

Usage: a short view of the problem; shortsighted policies; shortsighted critics derided the plan; myopic thinking

Main entry: unretentive, forgetful, short

Definition: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

Usage: a short memory

Main entry: inadequate, poor, short

Definition: not sufficient to meet a need

Usage: an inadequate income; a poor salary; money is short; on short rations; food is in short supply; short on experience

Main entry: light, scant, short

Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

Usage: a light pound; a scant cup of sugar; regularly gives short weight

Main entry: short, little

Definition: low in stature; not tall

Usage: he was short and stocky; short in stature; a short smokestack; a little man

Definitions for (adv) short

Main entry: suddenly, dead, short, abruptly

Definition: quickly and without warning

Usage: he stopped suddenly

Main entry: curtly, short, shortly

Definition: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

Usage: he told me curtly to get on with it; he talked short with everyone; he said shortly that he didn't like it

Main entry: short, unawares

Definition: at a disadvantage

Usage: I was caught short

Main entry: short

Definition: so as to interrupt

Usage: She took him up short before he could continue

Main entry: short

Definition: at some point or distance before a goal is reached

Usage: he fell short of our expectations

Main entry: short

Definition: clean across

Usage: the car's axle snapped short

Main entry: short

Definition: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

Usage: he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash

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