Shorter has several meanings:

as a place name
  • Shorter, Alabama, a town located in Macon County, Alabama, United States
as a personal name
  • Alan Shorter, Jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player
  • Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866–1918), Irish poet
  • Eli Sims Shorter (1823-1879), US Democrat
  • Frank Shorter (born 1947), American athlete
  • Jim Shorter, American football player
  • John Gill Shorter (1818–1872), American politician
  • Stuart Shorter, disabled homeless man from Cambridge, England, about whom the biography "Stuart: A Life Backwards" was written
  • Wayne Shorter (born 1933), American jazz musician
other uses
  • Shorter College, an American four year, co-educational college located in Rome, Georgia, United States
  • Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, a two-volume, scaled-down version of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Westminster Shorter Catechism or "Shorter Catechism", a set of three Christian religious texts dating from the 1640s

Famous quotes containing the word shorter:

    Pigeons on the grass alas.
    Pigeons on the grass alas.
    Short longer grass short longer longer shorter yellow
    grass Pigeons large pigeons on the shorter longer yellow grass
    alas pigeons on the grass.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    I would rather be old for a shorter time than be old before my time.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    ... when there is a war the years are longer that is to say the days are longer the months are longer the years are much longer but the weeks are shorter that is what makes a war.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)