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Short Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    short adj
  1. 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" [ant: long]
  2. primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss" [ant: long]
  3. low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack" [ant: tall]
  4. 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" [syn: inadequate, poor]
  5. not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton" [ant: long]
  6. of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt') [ant: long]
  7. 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"
  8. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" [syn: light, scant(p)]
  9. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
  10. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory" 1
  11. lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking" [syn: shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic] 1
  12. unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students" [syn: unforbearing] 1
  13. quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander" [syn: choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered]

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Short'

  • Short: Short may refer to: Short circuit , an accidental connection between two nodes of an electrical circuit. Short (finance), stock-trading ...
  • Short film: A short film is any film not long enough to be considered a feature film . Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion ...
  • Short story: A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose , often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed ...
  • Short (finance): In finance, short selling (also known as shorting or going short) is the practice of selling assets, usually securities , that have been ...
  • Shortstop: Image:Baseball SS. svg | The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and ...
  • Short Brothers: Short Brothers plc is a British aerospace company, usually referred to simply as Shorts, that is now based in Belfast , Northern Ireland ...
  • Too Short: In 1986, Too Short and Freddie B. founded the Dangerous Music record label to distribute his music regionally Dangerous Music later ...

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'Short' in famous quotation sentence

* A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

* Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient. - Johann von Goethe

* Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. - Vince Lombardi

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