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KK Pronunciation

〔 ʃɒrt 〕


〔 ʃɒːt 〕

Overview of noun short

The noun short has 3 senses

  • short -- (the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed)

  • short circuit, short -- (accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference)

  • shortstop, short -- (the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base)

Overview of verb short

The verb short has 2 senses

Overview of adj short

The adj short has 11 senses

  • short -- (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months")

  • short -- ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss")

  • short, little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")

  • inadequate, poor, short -- (not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience")

  • unretentive, forgetful, short -- ((of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory")

  • short -- (not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton")

  • short -- (of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short")

  • light, scant, short -- (less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight")

  • short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic -- (lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking")

  • short -- (tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust")

  • brusque, brusk, curt, short -- (marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him")

Overview of adv short

The adv short has 7 senses

  • abruptly, suddenly, short, dead -- (quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly")

  • short -- (without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash")

  • short -- (clean across; "the car's axle snapped short")

  • short -- (at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations")

  • short -- (so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue")

  • short, unawares -- (at a disadvantage; "I was caught short")

  • curtly, short, shortly -- (in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it")