Synonym: brief, concise, curt, little, puny, slight, small, succinct. Antonym: long, tall. Similar words: shorts, shortly, in short, shortage, cut short, short-term, horn, horror. Meaning: [ʃɔrt /ʃɔːt] n. 1. the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed 2. accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference 3. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base. v. 1. cheat someone by not returning him enough money 2. create a short circuit in. adj. 1. primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration 2. (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length 3. low in stature; not tall 4. not sufficient to meet a need 5. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range 6. not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices 7. of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration 8. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so 9. lacking foresight or scope 10. tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening 11. marked by rude or peremptory shortness. adv. 1. quickly and without warning 2. without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold 3. clean across 4. at some point or distance before a goal is reached 5. so as to interrupt 6. at a disadvantage 7. in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner.
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(2) From short pleasure long repentance.
(7) Lies have short [no] legs.
(9) Short accounts make long friends.
(13) Anger is a short madness.
(16) Wrong laws make short governance.
(17) Sharp stomachs make short graces.
(21) Short pleasure, long lament.
(22) Lies have short legs.
(24) Short acquaintance brings repentance.
(25) She gave three short hoots on the car horn.
(26) My money came short of the necessary sum.
(27) Life's too short to be anything but happy.
(28) Life's too short to worry about money!
(29) Her short hairstyle is very becoming.