Definitions for shortʃɔrt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word short
the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
short circuit, short(noun)
accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
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"
(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
"short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
low in stature; not tall
"he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
inadequate, poor, short(adj)
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"
unretentive, forgetful, short(adj)
(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
"a short memory"
not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
"a short sale"; "short in cotton"
of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
"the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
light, scant(p), short(adj)
less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
"a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic(adj)
lacking foresight or scope
"a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
"shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
brusque, brusk, curt, short(p)(verb)
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
"try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
cheat someone by not returning him enough money
create a short circuit in
abruptly, suddenly, short, dead(adverb)
quickly and without warning
"he stopped suddenly"
without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
"he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
"the car's axle snapped short"
at some point or distance before a goal is reached
"he fell short of our expectations"
so as to interrupt
"She took him up short before he could continue"
at a disadvantage
"I was caught short"
curtly, short, shortly(adverb)
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"
A short circuit.
A short film.
Jones smashes a grounder between third and short.
A short seller
The market decline was terrible, but the shorts were buying champagne.
A short sale
He closed out his short at a modest loss after three months.
To cause a short circuit in (something).
Of an electrical circuit, to short circuit.
To provide with a smaller than agreed or labeled amount.
This is the third time I've caught them shorting us.
To sell something, especially securities, that one does not own at the moment for delivery at a later date in hopes of profiting from a decline in the price; to sell short.
They had to stop short to avoid hitting the dog in the street.
The recent developments at work caught them short.
The boss got a message and cut the meeting short.
He cut me short repeatedly in the meeting.
without achieving a goal or requirement
His speech fell short of what was expected.
of a cricket ball, to bounce relatively far from the batsman so that it bounces higher than normal; opposite of full
With a negative ownership position.
We went short most finance companies in July.
Having a small distance from one end or edge to another, either horizontally or vertically.
Of comparatively little height.
Having little duration; opposite of long.
Our meeting was a short six minutes today. Every day for the past month it's been at least twenty minutes long.
Of a word or phrase, constituting an abbreviation (for another) or shortened form (of another).
u201CPhoneu201D is short for u201Ctelephoneu201D and "asap" short for "as soon as possible".
that bounced relatively far from the batsman
relatively close to the batsman
brittle (of pastry); see also shortening, shortcrust
The cashier came up short ten dollars on his morning shift.
Any financial investment position that is structured to be profitable if the price of the underlying security declines in the future.
I'm short General Motors because I think their sales are plunging.
Having a negative position in.
I don't want to be short the market going into the weekend.
not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight
not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath
limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as, a short supply of provisions, or of water
insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking; not coming up to a resonable, or the ordinary, standard; -- usually with of; as, to be short of money
deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the trith
not distant in time; near at hand
limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive; narrow; not tenacious, as memory
less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or equivalent; less (than); -- with of
abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short answer to the question
breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth; crisp; as, short pastry
engaging or engaged to deliver what is not possessed; as, short contracts; to be short of stock. See The shorts, under Short, n., and To sell short, under Short, adv
not prolonged, or relatively less prolonged, in utterance; -- opposed to long, and applied to vowels or to syllables. In English, the long and short of the same letter are not, in most cases, the long and short of the same sound; thus, the i in ill is the short sound, not of i in isle, but of ee in eel, and the e in pet is the short sound of a in pate, etc. See Quantity, and Guide to Pronunciation, //22, 30
a summary account
the part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran
short, inferior hemp
a short sound, syllable, or vowel
in a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as, to stop short in one's course; to turn short
to fail; to decrease
Origin: [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. Shirt.]
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. This crater lies across an older crater designated Short B. Only the eroded southeastern section of the rim of Short B still survives. There is a cluster of small craters attached to the outer rim within the attached Short B. Short itself is an eroded formation with a somewhat uneven outer rim. The inner wall is more narrow to the southeast and wider elsewhere. Several tiny craterlets lie along the rim edge, as well as the inner wall and floor. At the midpoint of the interior floor of Short is a low central rise. A small crater lies along the northeast edge of this hill.
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Rank popularity for the word 'short' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #543
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Rank popularity for the word 'short' in Written Corpus Frequency: #659
Rank popularity for the word 'short' in Adjectives Frequency: #50
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- ҡыҫҡа, тоҡорBashkir
- нізкі, кароткіBelarusian
- къс, кратък, съкратено, нисъкBulgarian
- curt, baixCatalan, Valencian
- krátký, malý, zkratovat, zkrácený, zkratCzech
- byr, ber, byrionWelsh
- kortslutte, kort, lav, kortslutningDanish
- kurzschließen, kurz, kleinGerman
- malalta, mallongaEsperanto
- bajo, corto, cortocircuitoSpanish
- lühike, lühistama, lühistuma, lühisEstonian
- lyhyt, shortata, mennä, oikosulku, oikosulkea, lyhyt muoto, lyhennys, myydäFinnish
- court, petit, bref, court-circuiterFrench
- gairid, beag, gearrIrish
- goirid, beagScottish Gaelic
- नाटा, कमHindi
- rövid, alacsony, kurtaHungarian
- կոլոտ, ցածրահասակ, կարճ, կարճահասակ, կրճատArmenian
- stuttur, lágur, stuttvaxinn, lágvaxinnIcelandic
- corto, piccoloItalian
- 短い, 短絡, 低い, 小柄, 略語, ショートJapanese
- kurt, kurtîKurdish
- ускратува, краток, крати, кус, низок, кине, краток спојMacedonian
- pendek, singkatMalay
- တို, ပုBurmese
- kort, kleinDutch
- curto, breve, baixo, curto-circuitoPortuguese
- scund, scurtRomanian
- закорачивать, закоротить, короткий, краткий, замыкать, замкнуть, низкий, невысокийRussian
- kratak, кратакSerbo-Croatian
- majhna, kratek, majhenSlovene
- kortsluta, blanka, kort, förkortning, kortslutningSwedish
- низький, короткийUkrainian
- 短, đoản, ngắnVietnamese
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