Associations to the word «Short»


SHORT, adjective. Having a small distance from one end or edge to another, either horizontally or vertically.
SHORT, adjective. (of a person) Of comparatively little height.
SHORT, adjective. Having little duration; opposite of long.
SHORT, adjective. (followed by for) Of a word or phrase, constituting an abbreviation (for another) or shortened form (of another).
SHORT, adjective. (cricket) (Of a ball) that bounced relatively far from the batsman.
SHORT, adjective. (cricket) (Of a fielder or fielding position) that is relatively close to the batsman.
SHORT, adjective. (of pastries and metals) Brittle, crumbly, especially due to the use of too much shortening. (See shortbread, shortcake, shortcrust.)
SHORT, adjective. Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant.
SHORT, adjective. Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty.
SHORT, adjective. Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking.
SHORT, adjective. Deficient; less; not coming up to a measure or standard.
SHORT, adjective. (obsolete) Not distant in time; near at hand.
SHORT, adjective. In a financial investment position that is structured to be profitable if the price of the underlying security declines in the future.
SHORT, adverb. Abruptly, curtly, briefly.
SHORT, adverb. Unawares.
SHORT, adverb. Without achieving a goal or requirement.
SHORT, adverb. (cricket) (of the manner of bounce of a cricket ball) Relatively far from the batsman and hence bouncing higher than normal; opposite of full.
SHORT, adverb. (finance) With a negative ownership position.
SHORT, noun. A short circuit.
SHORT, noun. A short film.
SHORT, noun. Used to indicate a short-length version of a size
SHORT, noun. (baseball) A shortstop.
SHORT, noun. (finance) A short seller.
SHORT, noun. (finance) A short sale.
SHORT, noun. A summary account.
SHORT, noun. (phonetics) A short sound, syllable, or vowel.
SHORT, noun. (programming) An integer variable shorter than normal integers; usually two bytes long.
SHORT, verb. (transitive) To cause a short circuit in (something).
SHORT, verb. (intransitive) Of an electrical circuit, to short circuit.
SHORT, verb. (transitive) To shortchange.
SHORT, verb. (transitive) To provide with a smaller than agreed or labeled amount.
SHORT, verb. (transitive) (business) To sell something, especially securities, that one does not own at the moment for delivery at a later date in hopes of profiting from a decline in the price; to sell short.
SHORT, verb. (obsolete) To shorten.
SHORT, preposition. Deficient in.
SHORT, preposition. (finance) Having a negative position in.
SHORT, proper noun. A surname​.
SHORT AND CURLIES, noun. (slang) pubic hair
SHORT AND SWEET, adjective. (idiomatic) Efficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to an unpleasant task.
SHORT BACK AND SIDES, noun. A typically men's haircut where the sides and the back are left shorter than the top of the hair.
SHORT BALLOT, noun. A ballot that lists only the major candidates for the major offices, for a voting district.
SHORT BALLOTS, noun. Plural of short ballot
SHORT BLACK, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) A small cup or glass of espresso coffee.
SHORT BLACKS, noun. Plural of short black
SHORT BREAK, noun. A short vacation or holiday.
SHORT BREAKS, noun. Plural of short break
SHORT BUS, noun. (US) (education) A shorter school bus, typically equipped with a wheelchair lift, used for transporting children who are physically disabled or who are being educated in special programs, often for learning disabilities.
SHORT BUSES, noun. Plural of short bus
SHORT CHANGE, verb. Alternative spelling of shortchange
SHORT CHANGED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of short change
SHORT CHANGES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of short change
SHORT CHANGING, verb. Present participle of short change
SHORT CIRCUIT, noun. A usually unintentional connection of low resistance or impedance in a circuit such that excessive and often damaging current flows in it.
SHORT CIRCUIT, verb. (transitive) to cause a short circuit in
SHORT CIRCUIT, verb. (transitive) (by extension) to force termination of an ongoing process before its natural conclusion by bypassing one or more intermediary steps
SHORT CIRCUIT, verb. (transitive) (computing) to terminate a loop before the declared termination condition is met or a conditional before all conditions have been tested for
SHORT CIRCUIT OPERATOR, noun. (computing) A logical operator that returns a value as soon as the outcome is certain, without necessarily testing all operands (for example, an OR operator returning true if the first operand evaluates as true, without evaluating the second operand)
SHORT CIRCUIT OPERATORS, noun. Plural of short circuit operator
SHORT CIRCUITED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of short circuit
SHORT CIRCUITING, verb. Present participle of short circuit
SHORT CIRCUITS, noun. Plural of short circuit
SHORT CIRCUITS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of short circuit
SHORT CODE, noun. A number of fewer digits than a telephone number, used as an abbreviated telephone number for use only when dialing from a cellular phone.
SHORT CODE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see short,‎ code.
SHORT CODES, noun. Plural of short code
SHORT COMMONS, noun. Meagre rations.
SHORT CORNER, noun. (soccer) A short pass from a corner (the set piece).
SHORT CORNER, noun. (field hockey) A penalty corner
SHORT CORNERS, noun. Plural of short corner
SHORT CUT, noun. Alternative spelling of shortcut
SHORT CUTS, noun. Plural of short cut
SHORT DIVISION, noun. A division algorithm which breaks down a division problem into a series of easy steps, relying on mental arithmetic.
SHORT DOZEN, noun. Ten.
SHORT DOZEN, noun. Eleven.
SHORT DOZENS, noun. Plural of short dozen
SHORT END, noun. Alternative form of short end of the stick
SHORT END OF THE STICK, noun. (idiomatic) A situation, opportunity, or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities, or outcomes experienced by or available to others.
SHORT EXACT SEQUENCE, noun. (algebra) An exact sequence of precisely three nontrivial groups.
SHORT EXACT SEQUENCES, noun. Plural of short exact sequence
SHORT EYES, noun. (prison slang) A child molester.
SHORT FETCHED, adjective. Alternative form of short-fetched
SHORT FINALS, noun. (aviation) the last section of an aircraft's approach to a runway.
SHORT FORM, noun. A word with the same meaning as another formed by removing one or more of the syllables of the longer word, and considered a word in its own right rather than an abbreviation.
SHORT FORM, noun. (grammar) Particularly in Slavonic languages, a shortened form of the adjective, used predicatively.
SHORT FORMS, noun. Plural of short form
SHORT FUSE, noun. (idiomatic) The personality trait of being quick to anger.
SHORT FUSES, noun. Plural of short fuse
SHORT GROSS, noun. (historical) One hundred and twenty (120), 12 x 10.
SHORT HAIRS, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) Pubic hair.
SHORT HANDED, adjective. (poker) having fewer players than are normally involved in a game of that type
SHORT HUNDRED, noun. One hundred (100), 10 x 10, especially when contrasted with one long hundred.
SHORT HUNDREDS, noun. Plural of short hundred
SHORT LEASH, noun. (idiomatic) A strict set of rules, or great scrutiny or oversight which limit one's freedom of action.
SHORT LEASHES, noun. Plural of short leash
SHORT LEG, noun. (cricket) a fielding position on the leg side, square of, and close to the batsman; a fielder in the position
SHORT LIST, noun. A list of candidates that has been generated from a longer list (a long list)
SHORT LISTS, noun. Plural of short list
SHORT LOIN, noun. A cut of beef from the hind quarters of a steer or heifer, behind the ribs, including the top loin and the tenderloin, usually cut into steaks.
SHORT MAN SYNDROME, noun. Synonym of Napoleon complex.
SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE, noun. The system for transmitting text messages on mobile phones
SHORT OF A LENGTH, adjective. (idiomatic) (cricket) of a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.
SHORT ON LOOKS, adjective. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Plain; unattractive.
SHORT ORDER, adjective. (of food) Prepared and served quickly.
SHORT ORDER, noun. An order of food that can be prepared and served quickly.
SHORT ORDERS, noun. Plural of short order
SHORT OUT, verb. To short circuit.
SHORT PASS, noun. (netball) A pass of the ball between teammates too close together to allow an opponent to get between them. There is no particular distance the ball must travel to qualify as a short pass. For instance, if the passing player drops the ball and retreats before her teammate takes possession, it is not a short pass. A short pass is against the rules and results in a free pass to the opposition.
SHORT POCOSIN, noun. A pocosin with relatively short trees, deep peat, and fewer soil nutrients.
SHORT POCOSINS, noun. Plural of short pocosin
SHORT RIB, noun. False rib
SHORT RIBS, noun. A cut of beef from the rib and plate primals and a small corner of the square-cut chuck.
SHORT S, noun. The s character, as distinct from the long s — the ſ character.
SHORT SALE, noun. (real estate) A property sale negotiated with a mortgage company in which a lender takes less than the total amount due.
SHORT SALE, noun. (investments) A sale of a security that one does not own, delivery obligation met by borrowing the security from another owner (usually in the hope that the price will decrease before the loan must be repaid).
SHORT SALE, noun. (economics) A sale of a financial security, commodity, or other good that one does not own with the contractual obligation to make delivery of the good to the buyer at a date in the future.
SHORT SALES, noun. Plural of short sale
SHORT SCALE, noun. A system of numeric names in which every new term greater than million is 1,000 times the previous term. (i.e., a billion is a thousand million.)
SHORT SELL, verb. Alternative form of sell short
SHORT SELLER, noun. A person or organization that participates in short selling
SHORT SELLERS, noun. Plural of short seller
SHORT SELLING, noun. (commerce) (finance) The practice of selling items or stock which one does not currently possess.
SHORT SELLING, verb. Present participle of short sell
SHORT SHARP SHOCK, noun. (chiefly British) A regime intended to deter crime by making an immediate severe impact.
SHORT SHEET, verb. Alternative form of short-sheet
SHORT SHORT STORIES, noun. Plural of short short story
SHORT SHORT STORY, noun. A work of fiction story that is briefer than typical short stories.
SHORT SHRIFT, noun. (informal) (sometimes preceded by the) A quick rejection, especially one which is impolite and undertaken without proper consideration.
SHORT SHRIFTS, noun. Plural of short shrift
SHORT SIGHT, noun. Shortsightedness, myopia
SHORT SS, noun. Plural of short s
SHORT STACK, noun. (poker) A relatively small amount of chips relative to the stakes.
SHORT STACK, noun. (poker tournament) An amount of chips which is far less than the average in the tournament.
SHORT STACK, noun. (poker) A player who is in possession of a short stack.
SHORT STACK, noun. Two pancakes one on top of the other, as opposed to a stack of three.
SHORT STACKED, adjective. (poker) Having a short stack.
SHORT STACKS, noun. Plural of short stack
SHORT STOP, noun. (baseball) Alternative spelling of shortstop
SHORT STOPS, noun. Plural of short stop
SHORT STORIES, noun. Plural of short story
SHORT STORY, noun. A work of fiction that is shorter than a novel.
SHORT STROKES, noun. (idiomatic) (usually preceded by the) The final steps of an undertaking, especially one which has been lengthy or laborious.
SHORT STROKES, noun. (idiomatic) Bare essentials.
SHORT STUFF, noun. (informal) (sometimes derogatory) Term of address for a small person.
SHORT SUBJECT, noun. A film that is shorter than a feature film.
SHORT SUBJECTS, noun. Plural of short subject
SHORT SWEETENING, noun. (Southern US) (Midland US) Sugar.
SHORT SWORD, noun. Alternative form of shortsword
SHORT SWORDS, noun. Plural of short sword
SHORT TANDEM REPEAT, noun. (genetics) A pattern in DNA where two or more nucleotides are repeated and the repeated sequences are directly adjacent to each other, used in determining genetic profiles to identify an individual.
SHORT TANDEM REPEATS, noun. Plural of short tandem repeat
SHORT TEMPER, noun. (idiomatic) The personality trait of being quick to anger.
SHORT TEMPERS, noun. Plural of short temper
SHORT TERM, adjective. Alternative spelling of short-term
SHORT TERM, noun. The near future; a comparatively brief time period starting with the present moment (or other time of reference); the time in which immediate needs and goals are relevant.
SHORT TIME, noun. A period of reduced work hours.
SHORT TITLE, noun. An abbreviated form of entry for a book in a list or catalog that usually gives only the author's name, the title in brief, the date and place of publication, and the publisher's or printer's name.
SHORT TON, noun. A unit of ship capacity or weight equal to 2,000 U.S. or Imperial pounds.
SHORT TONS, noun. Plural of short ton
SHORT VOWEL, noun. In languages that distinguish vowel length, a vowel which is normally pronounced shorter than a long vowel.
SHORT WAVE, noun. Alternative spelling of shortwave
SHORT WAVES, noun. Plural of short wave

Dictionary definition

SHORT, noun. The location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed.
SHORT, noun. Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference.
SHORT, noun. The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base.
SHORT, verb. Cheat someone by not returning him enough money.
SHORT, verb. Create a short circuit in.
SHORT, adverb. Quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly".
SHORT, adverb. Without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash".
SHORT, adverb. Clean across; "the car's axle snapped short".
SHORT, adverb. At some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations".
SHORT, adverb. So as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue".
SHORT, adverb. At a disadvantage; "I was caught short".
SHORT, 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".
SHORT, 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".
SHORT, adjective. (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss".
SHORT, adjective. Low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man".
SHORT, adjective. 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".
SHORT, adjective. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory".
SHORT, adjective. Not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton".
SHORT, adjective. Of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short".
SHORT, adjective. Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight".
SHORT, adjective. Lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking".
SHORT, adjective. Tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust".
SHORT, adjective. Marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him".

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