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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)

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.

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."