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Short

Definition

[n] the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base
[n] the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
[n] accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
[adv] quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
[adv] tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"
[adv] at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
[adv] so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"
[adv] at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"
[adv] clean across; "the car's axle snapped short"
[adv] (finance) without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
[adv] 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"
[adj] most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town"
[adj] quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
[adj] primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (phonetics) of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt')
[adj] (finance) not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
[adj] unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students"
[adj] lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
[adj] (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
[adj] (prosody) used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
[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"
[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"
[adj] low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"
[adj] 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"
[v] create a short-circuit in
[v] cheat someone by not returning him enough money


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Antonyms

long, tall