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Meaning of short

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [syn:
             {abruptly}, {suddenly}, {short}, {dead}]
      2: without possessing something at the time it is contractually
         sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the
      3: clean across; "the car's axle snapped short"
      4: at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell
         short of our expectations"
      5: so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could
      6: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short" [syn: {short},
      7: 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" [syn: {curtly}, {short},
      adj 1: 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" [ant: {long}]
      2: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in
         length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot
         short"; "a short toss" [ant: {long}]
      3: low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short
         in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man" [syn:
         {short}, {little}] [ant: {tall}]
      4: 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" [syn: {inadequate},
         {poor}, {short}]
      5: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short
         memory" [syn: {unretentive}, {forgetful}, {short}] [ant:
         {long}, {recollective}, {retentive}, {tenacious}]
      6: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in
         expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in
         cotton" [ant: {long}]
      7: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration;
         "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot',
         putt' are short" [ant: {long}]
      8: less than the correct or legal or full amount often
         deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar";
         "regularly gives short weight" [syn: {light}, {scant(p)},
      9: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem";
         "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the
         plan"; "myopic thinking" [syn: {short}, {shortsighted},
         {unforesightful}, {myopic}]
      10: 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"
      11: marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a
          less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was
          very short with him" [syn: {brusque}, {brusk}, {curt},
      n 1: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is
      2: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit
         that have a potential difference [syn: {short circuit},
      3: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is
         stationed between second and third base [syn: {shortstop},
      v 1: cheat someone by not returning him enough money [syn:
           {short-change}, {short}]
      2: create a short circuit in [syn: {short-circuit}, {short}]

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