What does shortly mean?

Definitions for shortly
ˈʃɔrt lishort·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shortly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortlyadverb

    for a short time

    "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"

  2. soon, shortly, presently, before longadverb

    in the near future

    "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"

  3. curtly, short, shortlyadverb

    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"

  4. concisely, briefly, shortly, in brief, in shortadverb

    in a concise manner; in a few words

    "the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly"

  5. shortlyadverb

    at a short distance

    "the hem fell shortly below her knees"

Wiktionary

  1. shortlyadverb

    In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.

  2. shortlyadverb

    In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.

  3. shortlyadverb

    In an irritable ("short") manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shortlyadverb

    in a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly

    Etymology: [AS. sceortlice.]

  2. Shortlyadverb

    in few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose

    Etymology: [AS. sceortlice.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2683

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3080

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Adverbs Frequency: #213

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of shortly in a Sentence

  1. Walter Henri Gotlieb:

    Our findings have been written up, accepted for publication and will be published shortly in the Canadian Journal of Ob-Gyn.

  2. Vivek Kumar:

    The remaining three will also be flown in to Pithoragarh shortly.

  3. Delta BingoCEO Cam Johnston:

    Ill make a judgment shortly, but we would prefer that people who are unable to wear masks do not attend. I think its best for them.

  4. Bill Richardson:

    The next message we got shortly after that from the Iranians : We want Majid Taheri.

  5. Dylan Farrow:

    My sister's decision to step forward came shortly after I began work on a book and a television series. It was the last association I wanted … But when Dylan Farrow explained her agony in the wake of powerful voices sweeping aside her allegations, the press often willing to be taken along for the ride, and the fears she held for young girls potentially being exposed to a predator — I ultimately knew she was right.

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