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short position the position of one who still owes for a short sale of stocks, commodities, or the like. [2 definitions]
short-range extending or reaching only a short distance in time or space.
short ribs a cut of beef from the forequarter near the rib roast.
short-run lasting or enduring for only a brief time; short-term.
shorts short trousers that stop above or close to the knees. [2 definitions]
short sale a sale of something such as securities that the seller does not yet own, but that he or she expects to buy in the future at a lower price.
short shrift a brief or perfunctory attention given to a person or topic. [2 definitions]
shortsighted unable to evaluate future consequences of present actions; lacking foresight. [2 definitions]
shortstop in baseball, the position in the infield between second and third base, or the player who occupies this position.
short story a brief piece of fiction, usu. having a single theme, limited scope, and few characters.
short subject a brief film, usu. shown as an introduction to a full-length feature, or between two full-length films.
short-tempered easily angered; irritable.
short-term covering, lasting, or completed in a short period. [2 definitions]
short ton a unit of weight equal to two thousand pounds or 0.907 metric ton.
short-waisted having a relatively short torso; having a high waistline. (Cf. long-waisted.)
shortwave a radio wave having a wavelength of less than sixty meters. [4 definitions]
short-winded breathing in short choppy inhalations; unable to withstand strenuous exercise because of insufficient lung capacity. [2 definitions]
shorty (informal) a noticeably or exceptionally short person or thing.
Shoshone a member of any of several North American Indian tribes of the western United States, including the Hopis, Paiutes, and Comanches. [2 definitions]
Shoshonean a family of American Indian languages, including Shoshone, Comanche, and Hopi.
shot1 an instance of shooting with a weapon. [10 definitions]