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short

 
 
pronunciation:
short
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: shorter, shortest
definition 1: not long in size or time.
Mimi has short hair.I'll be at the office for only a short time this morning.
antonyms:
long
similar words:
brief, little, slight, small, tiny
definition 2: not tall.
He was too short to reach the top shelf.
antonyms:
tall
similar words:
little, low, small
definition 3: having less than you need.
I couldn't buy a movie ticket because I was two dollars short.
similar words:
lacking, low, scarce
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part of speech: noun
definition: (plural) pants that stop above or near the knee.
It was hot outside, so he wore his shorts instead of his long pants.
derivation: shortness (n.)
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  • shortly:
    in a short time; soon.
  • shorten:
    to make short or shorter.
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