- The location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed.
- Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference.
- synonyms: short circuit
- The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base.
- synonyms: shortstop
- Cheat someone by not returning him enough money.
- synonyms: short-change
- Create a short circuit in.
- synonyms: short-circuit
- Primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration.
- usage: "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)
- usage: "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
- Low in stature; not tall.
- usage: "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
- synonyms: little
- Not sufficient to meet a need.
- usage: "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
- Of memory. ( deficient in retentiveness or range)
- usage: "a short memory"
- Not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices.
- usage: "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
- Of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration.
- usage: "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
- Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so.
- usage: "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
- Lacking foresight or scope.
- usage: "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.
- usage: "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
- Marked by rude or peremptory shortness.
- usage: "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
- Quickly and without warning.
- usage: "he stopped suddenly"
- Without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold.
- usage: "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
- Clean across.
- usage: "the car's axle snapped short"
- At some point or distance before a goal is reached.
- usage: "he fell short of our expectations"
- So as to interrupt.
- usage: "She took him up short before he could continue"
- At a disadvantage.
- usage: "I was caught short"
- synonyms: unawares
- In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner.
- usage: "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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