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Definition of SHORT
Pronunciation : SHORT

noun : SHORT

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed ;

  • 2. (

    ) accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference ;

  • 3. (

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

verb : SHORT

Source:WordNet 3.1

Adjective : SHORT

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss" ;

  • 3. (

    ) low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man" ;

  • 4. (

    ) of insufficient quantity to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"; "the jejune diets of the very poor" ;

  • 6. (

    ) not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton" ;

  • 7. (

    ) of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short" ;

  • 8. (

    ) less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him" ;

Adverb : SHORT

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash" ;

  • 3. (

    ) clean across; "the car's axle snapped short" ;

  • 4. (

    ) at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations" ;

  • 5. (

    ) so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue" ;

  • 7. (

    ) in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it" ;


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