Definition of SHORT

  1. (noun)the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  2. (noun)accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
  3. (noun)the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  4. (verb)cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  5. (verb)create a short circuit in
  6. (adj)primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
  7. (adj)(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
  8. (adj)low in stature; not tall; describing something or someone with a stature less than normal
  9. (adj)(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
  10. (adj)not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
  11. (adj)of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
  12. (adj)of insufficient quantity to meet a need
  13. (adj)less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
  14. (adj)lacking foresight or scope
  15. (adj)tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
  16. (adj)marked by rude or peremptory shortness
  17. (adv)clean across
  18. (adv)without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
  19. (adv)at some point or distance before a goal is reached
  20. (adv)so as to interrupt
  21. (adv)at a disadvantage
  22. (adv)in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
  23. (adv)quickly and without warning
  24. (adv)happening unexpectedly
  25. (adv)on impulse; without premeditation