1. [Adjective]: 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"

2. [Adjective]: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"

3. [Adjective]: primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"

4. [Adjective]: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat'', `pet'', `pit'', `pot'', putt'')

5. [Adjective]: low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"

6. [Noun]: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

7. [Noun]: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base

8. [Noun]: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

9. [Adverb]: tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"

10. [Adverb]: so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"

11. [Adverb]: clean across; "the car''s axle snapped short"

12. [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"

13. [Adverb]: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"

14. [Adverb]: at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"

15. [Adverb]: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"

16. [Adverb]: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"

17. quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"

18. lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"

19. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration

20. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"

21. 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"

22. most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town"

23. unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students"

24. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"

25. 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"

26. [Verb]: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

27. [Verb]: create a short-circuit in

Similar words to 'short'

Opposite words to 'short'

1. long

2. long

3. long

4. long

5. tall

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