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
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."