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  Definition of short
  1. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base
  2. the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  3. accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
  4. create a short-circuit in
  5. cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  6. most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town"
  7. quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
  8. primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
  9. 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"
  10. of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat'', `pet'', `pit'', `pot'', putt'')
  11. not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
  12. unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students"
  13. lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
  14. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
  15. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
  16. 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"
  17. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
  18. low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"
  19. 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"
  20. quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
  21. 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"
  22. tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"
  23. at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
  24. so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"
  25. at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"
  26. clean across; "the car''s axle snapped short"
  27. without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
Similar Words: shortstop, short circuit, short-circuit, short-change, shortest, choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered, unforbearing, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic, inadequate, poor, light, scant(p), abruptly, suddenly, dead, curtly, shortly, unawares


See Also: small, little, low


Pertainyms: sudden, abrupt, brusque, brusk, curt, short(p)


Attributes: length, duration, stature, height


Part Meronyms: baseball diamond, diamond, infield, circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit


Member Meronyms: baseball team


Derivational Morphology: short-circuit, short circuit


Anagrams: horst


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