Synonyms for short

Synonyms for (noun) short

Synonyms: short, shortstop

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

Similar words: position

Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

Usage: what position does he play?


Synonyms: short

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

Similar words: piece of ground, piece of land, tract, parcel, parcel of land

Definition: an extended area of land


Synonyms: short, short circuit

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

Similar words: contact, tangency

Definition: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

Usage: they forget to solder the contacts

Synonyms for (verb) short

Synonyms: short, short-circuit

Definition: create a short circuit in

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: short, short-change

Definition: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

Similar words: hornswoggle, goldbrick, gip, gyp, bunco, short-change, scam, rook, con, diddle, defraud, swindle, mulct, nobble, victimize

Definition: deprive of by deceit

Usage: He swindled me out of my inheritance; She defrauded the customers who trusted her; the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

Synonyms for (adjective) short

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: discourteous

Definition: showing no courtesy; rude

Usage: a distant and at times discourteous young


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: breakable

Definition: capable of being broken or damaged

Usage: earthenware pottery is breakable; breakable articles should be packed carefully


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: brief, abbreviated

Definition: (of clothing) very short

Usage: an abbreviated swimsuit; a brief bikini


Similar words: close

Definition: used of hair or haircuts

Usage: a close military haircut


Similar words: curtal

Definition: (obsolete) cut short

Usage: a dog with a curtal tail


Similar words: shortened, sawed-off, sawn-off

Definition: cut short

Usage: a sawed-off shotgun; a sawed-off broomstick; the shortened rope was easier to use


Similar words: shortish

Definition: somewhat short


Similar words: short-range

Definition: limited to short distances

Usage: short-range planes; a short-range shot


Similar words: short-snouted

Definition: having a snout that is shorter than average


Similar words: snub

Definition: unusually short

Usage: a snub nose


Similar words: stubby

Definition: short and blunt

Usage: stubby fingers; a stubby pencil


Similar words: telescoped, shortened

Definition: shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another

Usage: a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars; years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream


Similar words: truncate, truncated

Definition: terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off

Usage: a truncate leaf; truncated volcanic mountains; a truncated pyramid


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: shortened, abbreviated, truncated

Definition: cut short in duration

Usage: the abbreviated speech; her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking; an unsatisfactory truncated conversation


Similar words: brief

Definition: of short duration or distance

Usage: a brief stay in the country


Similar words: clipped

Definition: (of speech) having quick short sounds

Usage: a clipped upper-class accent


Similar words: momentaneous, momentary, fugitive, fleeting

Definition: lasting for a markedly brief time

Usage: a fleeting glance; fugitive hours; rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass; a momentary glimpse


Similar words: short and sweet

Definition: dealt with very quickly; to the point

Usage: the conference was short and sweet; make your statement short and sweet


Similar words: short-dated

Definition: of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption


Similar words: short-range

Definition: relating to the near future

Usage: a short-range policy


Similar words: short-run, short-term

Definition: relating to or extending over a limited period

Usage: short-run planning; a short-term lease; short-term credit


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: improvident

Definition: not provident; not providing for the future


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: deficient, insufficient

Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

Usage: insufficient funds


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: deficient, insufficient

Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

Usage: insufficient funds


Synonyms: short, little

Definition: low in stature; not tall

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

Similar words: low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, dumpy, chunky

Definition: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature

Usage: some people seem born to be square and chunky; a dumpy little dumpling of a woman; dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears; a little church with a squat tower; a squatty red smokestack; a stumpy ungainly figure


Similar words: compact, stocky, thick, thickset, heavyset

Definition: having a short and solid form or stature

Usage: a wrestler of compact build; he was tall and heavyset; stocky legs; a thickset young man


Similar words: half-length

Definition: representing only the upper half of the body

Usage: a half-length portrait


Similar words: runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, pint-size, pint-sized

Definition: well below average height


Similar words: short-stalked

Definition: of plants having relatively short stalks


Similar words: squab, squabby

Definition: short and fat