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Meanings for short

brief or temporary; Lasting for a small period of time


the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

short circuit, short(noun)

accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

shortstop, short(adj)

the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base


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"


(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

"short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"

short, little(adj)

low in stature; not tall

"he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"

inadequate, poor, short(adj)

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"

unretentive, forgetful, short(adj)

(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

"a short memory"


not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

"a short sale"; "short in cotton"


of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

"the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"

light, scant(p), short(adj)

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, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic(adj)

lacking foresight or scope

"a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"


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"

brusque, brusk, curt, short(p)(verb)

marked by rude or peremptory shortness

"try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"

short-change, short(verb)

cheat someone by not returning him enough money

short-circuit, short(adverb)

create a short circuit in

abruptly, suddenly, short, dead(adverb)

quickly and without warning

"he stopped suddenly"


without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

"he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"


clean across

"the car's axle snapped short"


at some point or distance before a goal is reached

"he fell short of our expectations"


so as to interrupt

"She took him up short before he could continue"

short, unawares(adverb)

at a disadvantage

"I was caught short"

curtly, short, shortly(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"

having relatively little height

a lot of boys are shorter than the girls in middle school, but they quickly catch up by high school

not lasting for a considerable time

fortunately for those of us in the hot sun, the graduation speech was short and to the point

not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need

regrettably, the art supplies are short this year, so you'll have to share

having a texture that readily breaks into little pieces under pressure

short pastry

being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner

I didn't mean to be so short with you by responding to your request with a snippy "I'm busy!"

with great suddenness

the bicyclist ahead of me unexpectedly pulled up short and I unavoidably plowed into him

to rob by the use of trickery or threats

charged that the used-car dealer had been shorting customers for years

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Example Sentences of short

I like short hair.

I like short poems.

I saw Tom a short time ago.

This coat is too short on me.

May I go out for a short walk?

I am short of money.

Give me the short version.

I have run short of money.

I am reading short stories.

I am running short of money.

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Synonyms for short

short circuit shortstop forgetful poor myopic brusk inadequate shortsighted curt light unretentive scant(p) short(p) little unforesightful brusque small footling trivial lilliputian slight minuscule piddling petty little(a) picayune fiddling piffling niggling pitiable pathetic misfortunate pitiful hapless miserable unequal wretched piteous oblivious unmindful mindless ill considered ill judged improvident nearsighted scam hornswoggle rook short circuit swindle bunco nobble con gyp goldbrick victimize mulct diddle gip short change defraud go around bypass get around shortly curtly on the spur of the moment perfectly suddenly absolutely of a sudden dead utterly unawares abruptly all of a sudden in short concisely soon presently in brief briefly before long low shallow narrow slim short form abbreviation lacking on pint sized titchy brief concise compact compendious condensed laconic neat pithy sententious succinct terse limited scanty insufficient deficient defective imperfect incomplete near weak incomprehensive inextensive less abrupt blunt not long direct straight CURT wanting destitute brittle friable BRASH crisp at once slip fault error failing defect weakness weak side blind side short short term kosair court short lived summary courte shorts qasir abbreviated kassir shorted abstract writs writ anyway qusayr sum abridged derivation few short duration quick short circuiting tight near short form shorter short range courts low lying low slung sawed off fast scarce shy brickle crispy crumbly embrittled flaky flakey bluff crusty downright short spoken snippy unceremonious beat bilk bleed cheat chisel chouse cozen do do in euchre fiddle fleece flimflam gaff hose hustle pluck ream rip off screw shake down shortchange skin skunk squeeze stick stiff sting sucker thimblerig

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Short in different languages

  • kort Afrikaans
  • قصيرArabic
  • qısaAzerbaijani
  • ҡыҫҡа, тоҡорBashkir
  • нізкі, кароткіByelorussian
  • къс кратък съкратено нисък Bulgarian
  • কমBengali
  • curt baix Catalan
  • krátký malý zkratovat zkrácený zkrat Czech
  • byr ber byrion Welch
  • kortslutte kort lav kortslutning Danish
  • kurzschließen kurz klein German
  • κοντός μικρός Greek
  • malalta mallonga Esperanto
  • bajo corto cortocircuito Spanish
  • lühike lühistama lühistuma lühis Estonian
  • کوتاه Persian
  • lyhyt shortata mennä oikosulku oikosulkea lyhyt muoto lyhennys myydä Finnish
  • court petit bref court-circuiter French
  • gairid beag gearr Irish
  • goirid, beagScots Gaelic
  • קצרHebrew
  • नाटा कम Hindi
  • rövid alacsony kurta Hungarian
  • կոլոտ ցածրահասակ կարճ կարճահասակ կրճատ Armenian
  • breveInterlingua
  • pendek Indonesian
  • kurtaEsperanto
  • stuttur lágur stuttvaxinn lágvaxinn Icelandic
  • corto piccolo Italian
  • 短い, 短絡, 低い, 小柄, 略語, ショートJapanese
  • მოკლე Georgian
  • ខ្លីCambodian
  • 짧다, 짧은Korean
  • kurt kurtî Kurdish
  • curtus brevis Latin
  • ສັ້ນLao
  • trumpas Lithuanian
  • īss Latvian
  • ускратува краток крати кус низок кине краток спој Macedonian
  • намханMongolian
  • pendek singkat Malay
  • တို, ပုBurmese
  • kort klein Dutch
  • kort Norwegian
  • krótki Polish
  • curto breve baixo curto-circuito Portuguese
  • scund scurt mic de statura Romanian
  • закорачивать закоротить короткий краткий замыкать замкнуть низкий невысокий Russian
  • kratak, кратакSerbo
  • krátky Slovak
  • majhna, kratek, majhenSlovenian
  • shkurtër Albanian
  • kortsluta blanka kort förkortning kortslutning Swedish
  • fupi Swahili
  • குறுகிய Tamil
  • చిన్నTegulu
  • สั้นThai
  • kısa Turkish
  • низький, короткийUkrainian
  • مختصرUrdu
  • 短 đoản ngắn Vietnamese
  • brefikVolapuk
  • courtWalloon
  • קורץYiddish
  • Chinese

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