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:

    It is indeed very possible, that the Persons we laugh at may in the main of their Characters be much wiser Men than our selves; but if they would have us laugh at them, they must fall short of us in those Respects which stir up this Passion.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    No man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honeymoon would be as short in that case as in any other, and its moments of ecstasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Love requited is a short circuit.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)