Short

Short may refer to:

  • Short circuit, an accidental connection between two nodes of an electrical circuit
  • Short (finance), stock-trading position
  • Short film, a cinema format
  • Short snorter, a banknote signed by fellow travelers, common during WW-II
  • Short subject, a cinema format used almost interchangeably with short film
  • Short integer, a computer datatype
  • Short (cricket), an attribute among fielding position modifiers in cricket
  • Short Brothers, a British aerospace company
  • Short Brothers of Sunderland, former English shipbuilder
  • A short person is one of lower human height
  • A partially smoked cigarette that has been saved for later use
  • SHORT syndrome, a medical condition in which affected individuals have multiple birth defects

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Famous quotes containing the word short:

    In my short experience of human life, the outward obstacles, if there were any such, have not been living men, but the institutions of the dead.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    When the Revolutionaries ran short of gun wadding the Rev. James Caldwell ... broke open the church doors and seized an armful of Watts’ hymnbooks. The preacher threw them to the soldiers and shouted, “Give ‘em Watts, boys—give ‘em Watts!”
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Language was not powerful enough to describe the infant phenomenon. “I’ll tell you what, sir,” he said; “the talent of this child is not to be imagined. She must be seen, sir—seen—to be ever so faintly appreciated.”... The infant phenomenon, though of short stature, had a comparatively aged countenance, and had moreover been precisely the same age—not perhaps to the full extent of the memory of the oldest inhabitant, but certainly for five good years.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)