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shorter, comparative; shortest, superlative;
  1. Measuring a small distance from end to end
    • - short, dark hair
    • - a short flight of steps
    • - the bed was too short for him
  2. (of a journey) Covering a small distance
    • - the hotel is a short walk from the sea
  3. (of a garment or sleeves on a garment) Only covering the top part of a person's arms or legs
    • - a short skirt
  4. (of a person) Small in height
    • - he is short and tubby
  5. (of a ball in cricket, a shot in tennis, etc.) Traveling only a small distance before bouncing
    • - he uses his opportunities to attack every short ball
  6. Lasting or taking a small amount of time
    • - visiting London for a short break
    • - a short conversation
  7. Seeming to last less time than is the case; passing quickly
    • - in 10 short years all this changed
  8. (of a person's memory) Retaining things for only a small amount of time
    • - he has a short memory for past misdeeds
  9. (of stocks or other securities or commodities) Sold in advance of being acquired, with reliance on the price falling so that a profit can be made

  10. (of a broker, position in the market, etc.) Buying or based on such stocks or other securities or commodities

  11. Denoting or having a relatively early date for the maturing of a bill of exchange

  12. Relatively small in extent
    • - a short speech
    • - he wrote a short book
  13. Not having enough of (something); lacking or deficient in
    • - they were short of provisions
    • - I know you're short on cash
  14. In insufficient supply
    • - food is short
  15. (of a person) Terse; uncivil
    • - he was often sharp and rather short with her
  16. (of a vowel) Categorized as short with regard to quality and length (e.g., in standard British English the vowel in good is short as distinct from the long vowel in food)

  17. (of a vowel or syllable) Having the lesser of the two recognized durations

  18. (of odds or a chance) Reflecting or representing a high level of probability
    • - they have been backed at short odds to win thousands
  19. (of pastry) Containing a high proportion of fat to flour and therefore crumbly

  20. (of clay) Having poor plasticity

  1. Short-circuit or cause to short-circuit
    • - the electrical circuit had shorted out
    • - if the contact terminals are shorted, the battery quickly overheats
  1. A drink of spirits served in a small measure

  2. A short film as opposed to a feature film

  3. A short sound such as a short signal in Morse code or a short vowel or syllable
    • - her call was two longs and a short
  4. A short circuit

  5. A person who sells short

  6. Short-dated stocks

  7. A mixture of bran and coarse flour

  1. (chiefly in sports) At, to, or over a relatively small distance
    • - you go deep and you go short
  2. Not as far as the point aimed at; not far enough
    • - all too often you pitch the ball short

  1. the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  2. 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"
  3. abruptly: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
  4. short-change: cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  5. short-circuit: create a short circuit in
  6. without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
  7. Short is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern regions of the Moon, on the near side. It lies just to the south of the larger, prominent crater Moretus, and northeast of Newton.
  8. Short film is a technical description originally coined in the North American film industry in the early period of cinema. The description is now used almost interchangeably with short subject. Either term is often abbreviated to short (as a noun, e.g., "a short"). ...
  9. In finance, short selling (also known as shorting or going short) is the practice of selling assets, usually securities, that have been borrowed from a third party (usually a broker) with the intention of buying identical assets back at a later date to return to the lender. ...
  10. Short is a surname, and may refer to: * Augustus Short (1802-1883), British-born Australian religious leader * Bob Short (1917-1982), American sports team owner * Bobby Short (1924-2005), American musician * Brandon Short (born 1977), American football player * Chris Short (1937-1991), American ...
  11. Shorts are a bifurcated garment worn by both men and women over their pelvic area, circling the waist, and covering the upper part of the legs, sometimes extending down to or even below the knee, but not covering the entire length of the leg, either as outer or undergarment, which makes them ...
  12. (Shorts (aerospace)) Short Brothers plc is a British aerospace company, usually referred to simply as Shorts, that is now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...
  13. (shortly) In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly; In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose; In an irritable ("short") manner
  14. (shorts) Pants worn primarily in the summer that do not go lower than the knees
  15. (Shortness) A form of brittleness in metal. It is designed as cold, hot, and red, to indicate the temperature range in which the brittleness occurs.
  16. (Shortness) A qualitative term describing the characteristic of a polymeric material that does not string or otherwise form filaments or threads during application.
  17. Shortness in a suit is considered to be a void, a singleton or a doubleton.
  18. (Shorts) High quality lumber shorter than standard grade (less than 6 feet long).
  19. (Shorts) Short dated gilts with seven or fewer years to redemption date. SICAV. French equivalent of a unit trust; 'Societé D' investissement A Capital Variable'.
  20. (Shorts) Short deliveries - items or orders not delivered against a PO
  21. (Shorts) Short pieces of tobacco which fall from the ends of just processed cigarettes prior to being packaged. Designated as Class I by-products.
  22. (Shorts) player’s pants; Law 4, The Player’s Equipment.
  23. (shorts) Lobsters that are too small to take legally.
  24. (shorts) n. 1. Any pair of shorts which may vary in length from short (as in tennis shorts) to long (as in bermuda shorts).
  25. Refers to finish, or aftertaste, when it ends abruptly.