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Definition of "Short" :

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

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

verb: create a short circuit in

verb: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

adjective: marked by rude or peremptory shortness

"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."

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

"Short skirts."

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

"A short life."

adjective: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

"The English vowel sounds in pat', pet', pit', pot', putt' are short."

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

"A short sale."

adjective: lacking foresight or scope

"A short view of the problem."

adjective: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

"A short memory."

adjective: of insufficient quantity to meet a need

"Money is short."

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

"Regularly gives short weight."

adjective: low in stature; not tall

"He was short and stocky."

adverb: quickly and without warning

adverb: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

"He talked short with everyone."

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."