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Definition 1: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is a kind of ...) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

"what position does he play?"

(... is a member of short) a team that plays baseball

Definition 2: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed - [noun denoting artifact]

(short is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is part of short) the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

Definition 3: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is a kind of ...) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

"they forget to solder the contacts"

(... is part of short) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Definition 4: create a short circuit in - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is a kind of ...) deprive of by deceit

"He swindled me out of my inheritance" "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"

Definition 6: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a short memory

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) not mindful or attentive

"while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"

Definition 7: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • short skirts
  • short hair
  • the board was a foot short
  • a short toss

(short is similar to ...) terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off

"a truncate leaf" "truncated volcanic mountains" "a truncated pyramid"

(short is similar to ...) shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another

"a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars" "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream"

(short is similar to ...) short and blunt

"stubby fingers" "a stubby pencil"

(short is similar to ...) unusually short

"a snub nose"

(short is similar to ...) having a snout that is shorter than average

(short is similar to ...) limited to short distances

"short-range planes" "a short-range shot"

(short is similar to ...) somewhat short

(short is similar to ...) cut short

"a sawed-off shotgun" "a sawed-off broomstick" "the shortened rope was easier to use"

(short is similar to ...) (archaic) cut short

"a dog with a curtal tail"

(short is similar to ...) used of hair or haircuts

"a close military haircut"

(short is similar to ...) (of clothing) very short

"an abbreviated swimsuit" "a brief bikini"

(... are attributes of short) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place

"the length of the table was 5 feet"

Definition 8: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a short life
  • a short flight
  • a short holiday
  • a short story
  • only a few short months

(short is similar to ...) cut short in duration

"the abbreviated speech" "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking" "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"

(short is similar to ...) of short duration or distance

"a brief stay in the country"

(short is similar to ...) (of speech) having quick short sounds

"a clipped upper-class accent"

(short is similar to ...) lasting for a markedly brief time

"a fleeting glance" "fugitive hours" "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass" "a momentary glimpse"

(short is similar to ...) dealt with very quickly; to the point

"the conference was short and sweet" "make your statement short and sweet"

(short is similar to ...) of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption

(short is similar to ...) relating to the near future

"a short-range policy"

(short is similar to ...) relating to or extending over a limited period

"short-run planning" "a short-term lease" "short-term credit"

(... are attributes of short) continuance in time

"the ceremony was of short duration" "he complained about the length of time required"

Definition 9: low in stature; not tall - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was short and stocky
  • short in stature
  • a short smokestack
  • a little man

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is similar to ...) short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature

"some people seem born to be square and chunky" "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman" "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears" "a little church with a squat tower" "a squatty red smokestack" "a stumpy ungainly figure"

(short is similar to ...) having a short and solid form or stature

"a wrestler of compact build" "he was tall and heavyset" "stocky legs" "a thickset young man"

(short is similar to ...) representing only the upper half of the body

"a half-length portrait"

(short is similar to ...) well below average height

(short is similar to ...) of plants having relatively short stalks

(short is similar to ...) short and fat

(means also ...) literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension

"low ceilings" "low clouds" "low hills" "the sun is low" "low furniture" "a low bow"

(... are attributes of short) (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot

Definition 10: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short

(short belongs to category ...) the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

Definition 11: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a short sale
  • short in cotton

(short belongs to category ...) the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

Definition 12: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he told me curtly to get on with it
  • he talked short with everyone
  • he said shortly that he didn't like it

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

Definition 13: at a disadvantage - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was caught short

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

Definition 14: so as to interrupt - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She took him up short before he could continue

Definition 15: quickly and without warning - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stopped suddenly

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

Definition 16: at some point or distance before a goal is reached - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fell short of our expectations

Definition 17: clean across - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car's axle snapped short

Definition 18: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash

(short belongs to category ...) the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

Definition 19: tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shortbread is a short crumbly cookie
  • a short flaky pie crust

(short is similar to ...) capable of being broken or damaged

"earthenware pottery is breakable" "breakable articles should be packed carefully"

Definition 20: marked by rude or peremptory shortness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • try to cultivate a less brusque manner
  • a curt reply
  • the salesgirl was very short with him

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is similar to ...) showing no courtesy; rude

"a distant and at times discourteous young"

Definition 21: lacking foresight or scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a short view of the problem
  • shortsighted policies
  • shortsighted critics derided the plan
  • myopic thinking

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is similar to ...) not provident; not providing for the future

Definition 22: of insufficient quantity to meet a need - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inadequate income
  • a poor salary
  • money is short
  • on short rations
  • food is in short supply
  • short on experience
  • the jejune diets of the very poor

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is similar to ...) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

"insufficient funds"

Definition 23: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a light pound
  • a scant cup of sugar
  • regularly gives short weight

Synonyms for short in the sense of this definition

(short is similar to ...) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

"insufficient funds"

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