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short

short

 
 
pronunciation:
short
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
phrases:
for short
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: shorter, shortest
definition 1: having little length; not long.
Her arms are too short to reach the steering wheel.The book was short enough to read in one day.
antonyms:
long
similar words:
brief, diminutive, little, minute, slight, small, tiny, wee
definition 2: having little height; not tall.
He was too short to reach the cupboard.
antonyms:
lofty, tall
similar words:
diminutive, dwarfish, little, low, small, squat
definition 3: lasting a small amount of time; brief.
The family went on a short vacation.
synonyms:
brief
antonyms:
long
similar words:
fleeting, little, momentary, quick, temporary
definition 4: having less than is needed; lacking.
We were two dollars short of what we needed.
synonyms:
deficient, insufficient, shy
antonyms:
plentiful
similar words:
inadequate, lacking, low, meager, scarce, sparse
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: shorter, shortest
definition 1: suddenly.
When the car stopped short, everyone was thrown forward.
synonyms:
abruptly, suddenly
similar words:
directly, immediately, instantly, quickly
definition 2: at a point or place before the goal is reached.
The water balloon fell short of its target.
similar words:
before, early, precipitately
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a break in an electrical circuit; short circuit.
A short in the wire caused the lights to go out.
definition 2: (plural) trousers that stop above or close to the knee.
In the summer people often wear shorts.
definition 3: (plural) men's underwear.
synonyms:
briefs, drawers, underpants
phrase: for short
derivation: shortness (n.)
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  • shortly:
    in a short time; soon.
  • shorten:
    to make short or shorter.
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