English adjective: short
|1.||short primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration|
|Samples||A short life.|
A short flight.
A short holiday.
A short story.
Only a few short months.
|Similar||abbreviated, brief, clipped, fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary, short and sweet, short-dated, short-range, short-run, short-term, shortened, truncated|
|2.||short (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length|
The board was a foot short.
A short toss.
|Similar||abbreviated, brief, close, curtal, sawed-off, sawn-off, short-range, short-snouted, shortened, shortened, shortish, snub, stubby, telescoped, truncate, truncated|
|3.||short low in stature; not tall|
|Samples||He was short and stocky.|
Short in stature.
A short smokestack.
A little man.
|Similar||chunky, compact, dumpy, half-length, heavyset, low-set, pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, short-stalked, squab, squabby, squat, squatty, stocky, stumpy, thick, thickset|
|4.||short not sufficient to meet a need|
|Samples||An inadequate income.|
A poor salary.
Money is short.
On short rations.
Food is in short supply.
Short on experience.
|5.||short (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range|
|Samples||A short memory.|
|See also||forgetful, mindless, unmindful|
|Antonyms||recollective, retentive, tenacious, long|
|6.||short not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices|
|Samples||A short sale.|
Short in cotton.
|7.||short of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration|
|Samples||The English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short.|
|8.||short less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so|
|Samples||A light pound.|
A scant cup of sugar.
Regularly gives short weight.
|9.||short lacking foresight or scope|
|Samples||A short view of the problem.|
Shortsighted critics derided the plan.
|Synonyms||myopic, shortsighted, unforesightful|
|10.||short tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening|
|Samples||Shortbread is a short crumbly cookie.|
A short flaky pie crust.
|11.||short marked by rude or peremptory shortness|
|Samples||Try to cultivate a less brusque manner.|
A curt reply.
The salesgirl was very short with him.
|Synonyms||brusk, brusque, curt|
English noun: short
|1.||short (artifact) the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed|
|Broader (hypernym)||parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract|
|Part meronym||baseball diamond, diamond, infield|
|2.||short (artifact) accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference|
|Broader (hypernym)||contact, tangency|
|Part meronym||circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit|
|3.||short (act) the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base|
|Member meronym||baseball team|
English adverb: short
|1.||short quickly and without warning|
|Samples||He stopped suddenly.|
|Synonyms||abruptly, dead, suddenly|
|2.||short without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold|
|Samples||He made his fortune by selling short just before the crash.|
|3.||short clean across|
|Samples||The car's axle snapped short.|
|4.||short at some point or distance before a goal is reached|
|Samples||He fell short of our expectations.|
|5.||short so as to interrupt|
|Samples||She took him up short before he could continue.|
|6.||short at a disadvantage|
|Samples||I was caught short.|
|7.||short in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner|
|Samples||He told me curtly to get on with it.|
He talked short with everyone.
He said shortly that he didn't like it.
English verb: short
|1.||short (social) cheat someone by not returning him enough money|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize|
|2.||short (creation) create a short circuit in|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||create, make|