1. lacking foresight or scope
Example : a short view of the problem
2. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
Example : a short memory
3. not sufficient to meet a need 4. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so 5. quickly and without warning 6. in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner 7. at a disadvantage
Example : I was caught short
8. primarily temporal sense 10. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base 11. accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference 12. create a short circuit in 13. cheat someone by not returning him enough money 14. marked by rude or peremptory shortness 15. so as to interrupt
Example : I took them up short before they could continue.
16. at some point or distance before a goal is reached
Example : They fell short of our expectations.
17. clean across
Example : the car's axle snapped short
18. without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
Example : They made their fortune by selling short just before the crash.
19. tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
Example : shortbread is a short crumbly cookie
20. (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
Example : short skirts
21. of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
Example : the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short
22. not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
Example : a short sale
23. the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
Translation for "short"
short meaning in Spanish : corto short meaning in German : kurz short meaning in Japanese : ショート short meaning in Turkish : kısa short meaning in Chinese : 短 short meaning in Arabic : قصيرة short meaning in Polish : krótki short meaning in Hindi : कम short meaning in French : court short meaning in Russian : короткая short meaning in Tamil : குறுகிய short meaning in Telugu : చిన్న