Definition of Short


  • the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  • accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    - short circuit
  • the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed


  • create a short circuit in
    - short circuit
  • cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    - short change


  • marked by rude or peremptory shortness
    "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"
    "a curt reply"
    "the salesgirl was very short with him"
  • 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"
  • lacking foresight or scope
    "a short view of the problem"
    "shortsighted policies"
    "shortsighted critics derided the plan"
    "myopic thinking"
    - unforesightful
  • less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
    "a light pound"
    "a scant cup of sugar"
    "regularly gives short weight"
  • of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
    "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
  • not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
    "a short sale"
    "short in cotton"
  • (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
    "a short memory"
  • 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"
  • low in stature
    not tall
    "he was short and stocky"
    "short in stature"
    "a short smokestack"
    "a little man"
  • (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
    "short skirts"
    "short hair"
    "the board was a foot short"
    "a short toss"
  • 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"


  • 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"
  • at a disadvantage
    "I was caught short"
  • so as to interrupt
    "She took him up short before he could continue"
  • at some point or distance before a goal is reached
    "he fell short of our expectations"
  • clean across
    "the car's axle snapped short"
  • without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
    "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
  • quickly and without warning
    "he stopped suddenly"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble short

35 unscramble word found using the letters short.

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