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Definition of "short" []

  • Having little length; not long. (adjective)
  • Having little height; not tall. (adjective)
  • Extending or traveling not far or not far enough: a short toss. (adjective)
  • Lasting a brief time: a short holiday. (adjective)
  • Appearing to pass quickly: finished the job in a few short months. (adjective)
  • Of little length; not long (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of little height; not tall (adjective)
  • Of limited duration (adjective)
  • Not meeting a requirement; deficient (adjective)
  • Lacking (in) or needful (of) (adjective)
  • Concise; succinct (adjective)
  • Lacking in the power of retentiveness (adjective)
  • Abrupt to the point of rudeness (adjective)
  • Not possessing the securities or commodities that have been sold under contract and therefore obliged to make a purchase before the delivery date (adjective)
  • Of or relating to such sales, which depend on falling prices for profit (adjective)
  • Denoting a vowel of relatively brief temporal duration (adjective)
  • Classified as short, as distinguished from other vowels. Thus in English (ɪ) in bin, though of longer duration than (iːYour browser does not support HTML5 audio.) in beat, is nevertheless regarded as a short vowel (adjective)
  • (in popular usage) denoting the qualities of the five English vowels represented orthographically in the words pat, pet, pit, pot, put, and putt (adjective)
  • Denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r (adjective)
  • (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed (adjective)
  • (of pastry) crumbly in texture (adjective)
  • (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat (adjective)
  • (of betting odds) almost even (adjective)
  • Abruptly (adverb)
  • Briefly or concisely (adverb)
  • Rudely or curtly (adverb)
  • Without possessing the securities or commodities at the time of their contractual sale (adverb)
  • Anything that is short (noun)
  • A drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer (noun)
  • A short vowel or syllable (noun)
  • A short contract or sale (noun)
  • A short seller (noun)
  • A short film, usually of a factual nature (noun)

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Use "short" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes they are compared by the _Adverbs_ _very, infinitely_; and the _Adjectives_ _more, most_; _less, least_; as _long, very long, infinitely long_; _short, more short, most short_; _commonly, less commonly, least commonly_."
  • "A link with rev = canonical that is short is a short url of the canonical url by definition, thus rel = short* is redundant for the use case of discovering a short url for the canonical url of some document."
  • "HIToolbox 0x91537e3a SendControlDefTrack (HIView*, CGPoint const&, unsigned long*, void (*) (OpaqueControlRef*, short), OpaqueEventRef*, short*) + 311 25 com. apple."