Results for short

Definitions of short:

part of speech: comparative


part of speech: noun

A summary or concise account, as in the phrase, " the short and long of the matter is"; a word often given as a reply at the counter of a bank when the amount of a check is desired in a small compass.

part of speech: noun

Something that is short; one who sells stocks which he does not at that time possess.

part of speech: superlative


part of speech: adverb

Not long; quickly; in sufficiently.

part of speech: adverb

Not long.

part of speech: adjective

( comp. SHORTER, superl. SHORTEST), Not long in time or space: near at hand: scanty: insufficient: narrow: abrupt: brittle.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: adverb

Abruptly, curtly; of selling, not in possession of the goods sold; as, to sell stocks short.

part of speech: adjective

Not long; not long either in space or time; inadequate; insufficient; imperfect; breaking or crumbling readily; crisp; brittle; not bending; brief; concise; quick; sudden; not going so far as intended.

part of speech: adjective

Not long, either in space, distance, or time; not tall; brief; scant; not having enough; as, short of cash; not coming up to a measure, standard, requirement, etc.; as, the rule is too short; abrupt, uncivil, or cross; as, she received a short answer; not retentive; as, a short memory; in financial usage, not possessing at the time of selling; as, to be short of copper; crisp or crumbly; as, short piecrust; brief in utterance, as a vowel or a syllable.

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