Short Meaning

There are 20 meaning(s) for word Short

Short Meaning 1 : of insufficient quantity to meet a need

    Example : money is short,on short rations,food is in short supply,short on experience

    Synonyms : inadequate,  jejune,  poor
Short Meaning 2 : cheat someone by not returning him enough money

    Synonyms : short-change
Short Meaning 3 : at a disadvantage

    Example : I was caught short

    Synonyms : unawares
Short Meaning 4 : the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

    Synonyms : shortstop
Short Meaning 5 : marked by rude or peremptory shortness

    Example : the salesgirl was very short with him

    Synonyms : brusk,  brusque,  curt
Short Meaning 6 : low in stature; not tall

    Example : he was short and stocky,short in stature,a short smokestack

    Synonyms : little
Short Meaning 7 : accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

    Synonyms : short circuit
Short Meaning 8 : create a short circuit in

    Synonyms : short-circuit
Short Meaning 9 : quickly and without warning

    Synonyms : abruptly,  dead,  suddenly
Short Meaning 10 : less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

    Example : regularly gives short weight

    Synonyms : light,  scant
Short Meaning 11 : (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

    Example : a short memory

    Synonyms : forgetful,  unretentive
Short Meaning 12 : lacking foresight or scope

    Example : a short view of the problem,shortsighted policies,shortsighted critics derided the plan

    Synonyms : myopic,  shortsighted,  unforesightful
Short Meaning 13 : in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

    Example : he talked short with everyone,he said shortly that he didn't like it

    Synonyms : curtly,  shortly
Short Meaning 14 : not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

    Example : a short sale,short in cotton

Short Meaning 15 : of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

    Example : the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short

Short Meaning 16 : (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

    Example : short skirts,short hair,the board was a foot short,a short toss

Short Meaning 17 : primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration

    Example : a short life,a short flight,a short holiday,a short story,only a few short months

Short Meaning 18 : tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening

    Example : shortbread is a short crumbly cookie,a short flaky pie crust

Short Meaning 19 : the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

Short Meaning 20 : without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

    Example : he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash

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How to Pronounce Short

  • ʃɔrt