What is short?

  • (adv): Clean across.
    Example: "The car's axle snapped short"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on short:

Lamia - In Popular Culture
... Byatt's 1998 collection of short fiction, Elementals Stories of Fire and Ice contains a short story entitled "A Lamia in the CĂ©vennes" ... is the main antagonist in Haley Riordan's short story Son of Magic (which is a part of The Demigod Diaries) ...
Mel Blanc - Selected List of Cartoon Characters
... voiced both characters only for the 1941 debut short "Fox and Grapes" until Frank Grahmn took the roles of the fox and crow then Paul Frees became the crow while Grahmn was still the fox ... Farms in Berkeley...Moooo" Officer Short Shrift, several Lethargians, three out of five of the royal palace guards, The Word Speller, The Dodecahedron, and The Demon of ...
The Bash Street Kids - Characters - 'Erbert
... Erbert - A short-sighted boy who struggles to see, even with his spectacles ... His short sightedness is shared by his parents, who have on countless occasions ended up in different parts of the town during parents evening ... His short sightedness is renowned amongst other Beano stars, most evident in a strip in The Beano Annual 2000 where the stars had taken a cruise to Australia only to find out ...
Short Story
... A short story is a work of fiction, usually written in narrative prose ... storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization ... At its most prototypical the short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood ...
Exotic Shorthair - Description
... Short, broad, round muzzle ... Short, broad nose with pronounced stop ... Neck Short and thick ...

More definitions of "short":

  • (adj): Low in stature; not tall.
    Example: "His was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"
  • (noun): Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference.
    Synonyms: short circuit
  • (adj): Used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration.
  • (adj): Unwilling to endure.
    Example: "She was short with the slower students"
    Synonyms: unforbearing
  • (adv): So as to interrupt.
    Example: "She took him up short before he could continue"
  • (adv): Without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold.
    Example: "He made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
  • (adj): (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range.
    Example: "A short memory"
  • (adj): Containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes.
    Example: "Shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
  • (adv): In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner.
    Example: "He talked short with everyone"
    Synonyms: curtly, shortly
  • (adj): Not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices.
    Example: "A short sale"; "short in cotton"
  • (adj): Not sufficient to meet a need.
    Example: "Money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
    Synonyms: inadequate, poor
  • (adj): Marked by rude or peremptory shortness.
    Example: "The salesgirl was very short with him"
    Synonyms: brusque, brusk, curt
  • (adj): Of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in 'pat', 'pet', 'pit', 'pot', putt').
  • (noun): The location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed.
  • (adv): At a disadvantage.
    Example: "I was caught short"
    Synonyms: unawares
  • (verb): Cheat someone by not returning him enough money.
    Synonyms: short-change
  • (adv): Tightly.
    Example: "She caught him up short on his lapel"
  • (adv): At some point or distance before a goal is reached.
    Example: "He fell short of our expectations"
  • (adj): Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so.
    Example: "Regularly gives short weight"
    Synonyms: light, scant
  • (noun): The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base.
    Synonyms: shortstop
  • (adj): Primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length.
    Example: "Short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
  • (adj): Primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration.
    Example: "A short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"

Famous quotes containing the word short:

    The child-rearing years are relatively short in our increased life span. It is hard for young women caught between diapers and formulas to believe, but there are years and years of freedom ahead. I regret my impatience to get on with my career. I wish I’d relaxed, allowed myself the luxury of watching the world through my little girl’s eyes.
    Eda Le Shan (20th century)

    The glorious dream of full father involvement in infant care will not become a widespread reality overnight. But it can happen, and it eventually will happen,... A lot of progress may take place in a short period of time if we just lighten up, step back, and give the guys a decent chance.
    Michael K. Meyerhoff (20th century)

    A cheap price is a short cut to being cheated.
    Chinese proverb.