HyperDic: short

English > 23 senses of the word short:
ADJECTIVEallshortprimarily temporal sense
allshort(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
allshort, littlelow in stature
allshort, inadequate, poor, jejunenot sufficient to meet / meet a need
allshort, unretentive, forgetful(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
allshortnot holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
allshortof speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
allshort, light, scantless than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
allshort, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopiclacking foresight or scope
allshorttending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
allshort, brusque, brusk, curtmarked by rude or peremptory shortness
ADVERBallshort, abruptly, suddenly, deadquickly and without warning
allshortwithout possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
allshortclean across
allshortat some point or distance before a goal is reached / reached
allshortso as to interrupt
allshort, unawaresat a disadvantage
allshort, curtly, shortlyin a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
NOUNartifactshortthe location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
artifactshort, short circuitaccidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
actshort, shortstopthe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
VERBsocialshort, short-changecheat someone by not returning him enough money
creationshort, short-circuitcreate a short circuit in
short > pronunciation
Soundsshao'rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 1
Meaningprimarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration / duration.
Examples
  • "a short life"
  • "a short flight"
  • "a short holiday"
  • "a short story"
  • "only a few short months"
Attribute ofduration, lengthcontinuance in time
Narrowerabbreviated, shortened, truncatedcut short in duration
briefOf short duration or distance
clipped(of speech) having quick short / short sounds
fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentarylasting for a markedly brief time
short-datedOf a gilt-edged security
short-rangerelating to the near future
short-run, short-termrelating to or extending over a limited period
short and sweetDealt with very quickly
See alsoabridged(used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
Oppositelongprimarily temporal sense
Spanishcorto
Catalancurt
Nounsshortnessthe property of being of short temporal extent
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length.
Examples
  • "short skirts"
  • "short hair"
  • "the board was a foot short"
  • "a short toss"
Attribute oflengthThe linear extent in space from one end to the other
Narrowerabbreviated, brief(of clothing) very short
closeUsed of hair or haircuts
curtal(obsolete) cut short
sawed-off, sawn-off, shortenedcut short
short-rangeLimited to short distances
short-snoutedHaving a snout / snout that is shorter than average
shortishSomewhat short
snubunusually short
stubbyshort and blunt
telescoped, shortenedshortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another
truncate, truncatedterminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off
Oppositelongprimarily spatial sense
Spanishcorto
Catalancurt
Nounsshortnessthe property of being of short spatial extent
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLow in stature; not tall.
Examples
  • "he was short and stocky"
  • "short in stature"
  • "a short smokestack"
Synonymlittle
Attribute ofstature, height(of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
Narrowerchunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpyshort and thick
compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thicksetHaving a short and solid form or stature
half-lengthrepresenting only the upper half of the body
pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-offWell below average height
short-stalkedOf plants having relatively short stalks
squab, squabbyshort and fat
See alsolowLiteral meanings
OppositetallGreat in vertical dimension
Spanishbajo, corto
Catalanbaix
Nounsshortnessthe property of being shorter than average stature
shortnessthe property of being truncated or short
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot sufficient to meet / meet a need.
Examples
  • "money is short"
  • "on short rations"
  • "food is in short supply"
  • "short on experience"
Synonymsinadequate, poor, jejune
Broaderinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
Spanishbajo, escaso, exiguo, insuficiente
Catalanbaix, escàs, exigu, insuficient
Nounsshortnessthe condition of being short of something
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range.
Example"a short memory"
Synonymsunretentive, forgetful
See alsounmindful, forgetful, mindlessnot mindful or attentive
Oppositeretentive, recollective, long, tenaciousGood at remembering
Spanishdesmemoriado, olvidadizo
Nounsshortnessthe condition of being short of something
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices.
Examples
  • "a short sale"
  • "short in cotton"
CategoryfinanceThe branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
Oppositelongholding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 7
MeaningOf speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration.
Example"the English vowel sounds in 'pat', 'pet', 'pit', 'pot', putt' are short"
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
Oppositelong(of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 8
Meaningless than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so.
Example "regularly gives short weight"
Synonymslight, scant
Broaderinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
Spanishcorto, escaso
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 9
Meaninglacking foresight or scope.
Examples
  • "a short view of the problem"
  • "shortsighted policies"
  • "shortsighted critics derided the plan"
Synonymsshortsighted, unforesightful, myopic
Broaderimprovidentnot provident / provident
Spanishmiope
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 10
Meaningtending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening.
Examples
  • "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"
  • "a short flaky pie crust"
Broaderbreakablecapable of being broken or damaged
English > short: 23 senses > adjective 11
Meaningmarked by rude or peremptory shortness.
Example "the salesgirl was very short with him"
Synonymsbrusque, brusk, curt
Broaderdiscourteousshowing no courtesy
Spanishbrusca, brusco, cortante, seco
Catalanbrusc, sec
Nounsshortnessan abrupt discourteous manner
Adverbsshortlyin a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
English > short: 23 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed.
Part ofbaseball diamond, diamond, infieldThe area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
Broadertract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
English > short: 23 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAccidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference.
Synonymshort circuit
Part ofcircuit, electrical circuit, electric circuitAn electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
Broadercontact, tangency(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors / conductors) touch or are in physical contact
Spanishcorto circuito, cortocircuito
Catalancurt circuit, curtcircuit
Verbsshortcreate a short circuit in
English > short: 23 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base.
Synonymshortstop
Member ofbaseball teamA team that plays baseball
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Catalaninterbase
English > short: 23 senses > adverb 1
Meaningquickly and without warning.
Synonymsabruptly, suddenly, dead
Spanishabruptamente, bruscamente, de repente, en seco, precipitadamente, repentinamente, súbitamente
Catalanabruptament, precipitadament, sobtadament
English > short: 23 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWithout possessing something at the time it is contractually sold.
Example"he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
CategoryfinanceThe branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
English > short: 23 senses > adverb 3
Meaningclean across.
Example"the car's axle snapped short"
English > short: 23 senses > adverb 4
MeaningAt some point or distance before a goal is reached / reached.
Example"he fell short of our expectations"
English > short: 23 senses > adverb 5
MeaningSo as to interrupt.
Example"She took him up short before he could continue"
Spanishen seco
English > short: 23 senses > adverb 6
MeaningAt a disadvantage.
Example"I was caught short"
Synonymunawares
Spanishde improviso, de improvisto, en desventaja
English > short: 23 senses > adverb 7
MeaningIn a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner.
Examples
  • "he talked short with everyone"
  • "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
Synonymscurtly, shortly
Spanishbajamente, bruscamente, secamente
English > short: 23 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcheat someone by not returning him enough money.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymshort-change
Broadervictimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
Spanishsisar
English > short: 23 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningcreate a short circuit in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymshort-circuit
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishabreviar, atajar
Catalanabreujar, atallar, fer drecera
Nounsshortaccidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

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