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" [ant: long]
2: primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss" [ant: long]
3: low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack" [ant: tall]
4: not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience" [syn: inadequate, poor]
5: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton" [ant: long]
6: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt') [ant: long]
7: containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
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" [syn: light, scant(p)]
9: used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
10: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
11: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking" [syn: shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic]
12: unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students" [syn: unforbearing]
13: quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander" [syn: choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered]
14: most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town" [syn: shortest]
15: marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him" [syn: brusque, brusk, curt, short(p)]
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 [syn: short circuit]
3: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base [syn: shortstop]
1: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [syn: abruptly, suddenly, dead]
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"
6: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short" [syn: unawares]
7: tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"
8: 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" [syn: curtly, shortly]
1: cheat someone by not returning him enough money [syn: short-change]
2: create a short-circuit in [syn: short-circuit]
Adjacent words: Shorea | Shorea teysmanniana | shorebird | shoreline | shoring | shoring up | shorn | short | short account | short and sweet | short aria | short bone | short circuit | short covering | short division | short gastric artery