Complete Definition of "short"

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English

rank|different|care|war|390|short|able|five|need

Etymology
OE. term|scort|lang=ang

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/ʃɔːt/, SAMPA|/SO:t/
a|US IPA|/ʃɔɹt/, SAMPA|/SOrt/
audio|en-us-short.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔː(r)t|-ɔː(r)t

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Having a small distance from one end or edge to another, either horizontally or vertically dimensions.
  2. A word or phrase that can be said or written in less time to represent another word or phrase.

#: “Tater” is short for “potato”.

  1. context|of a person With less height
  2. cricket|of a ball that bounced relatively far from the batsman
  3. cricket|of a fielder or fielding position relatively close to the batsman

Usage notes
sense|having a small distance between ends or edges term|short|Short is often used in the positive vertical dimension, but in the horizontal, term|shallow and term|narrow are more commonly used.

Synonyms
sense|having a small distance between ends or edges low, narrow, slim, shallow, brief, concise

Antonyms
sense|having a small distance between ends or edges tall, high, wide, broad, deep, long
sense|of a person|with less height tall
sense|cricket|of a fielder or fielding position|relatively close to the batsman long

Derived terms
shorten
shortchange

Translations
trans-top|having a small distance between ends or edges
Danish: t-|da|kort
Finnish: t+|fi|lyhyt
Chinese: 短 (duǎn)
Novial: kurti
trans-mid
Russian: t+|ru|короткий|trkorótkij|scCyrl
Slovene: kratek m, kratka f, kratko n
Spanish: t+|es|corto|m
Vietnamese: t-|vi|đoản|xs=Vietnamese
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trans-top|word or phrase that can be said or written in less time to represent another word or phrase
Danish: t-|da|kort
Finnish: lyhennys, lyhyt muoto
trans-mid
Novial: kurti
Russian: t+|ru|короткий|trkorótkij|scCyrl
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trans-top|of a person, with less height
Chinese: 矮 (ǎi)
Danish: t-|da|lav
Finnish: t+|fi|lyhyt
trans-mid
Novial: kurti
Russian: низкий (nízkij), невысокий (nevysókij)
Slovene: majhen m, majhna f
Spanish: t+|es|bajo|m
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ttbc|Arabic: Arab|قصير IPAchar|(qɑṣīr)
:Egyptian: ARchar|قصير IPAchar|(’uṣáyyɑr)
ttbc|Chinese: 短 (duǎn)
ttbc|Dutch: kort (1), korte (1), dicht (1), dichte (1)
ttbc|Esperanto: mallonga
ttbc|French: court
ttbc|German: kurz
ttbc|Hindi: छोटा (chotā)
ttbc|Hungarian: rövid
ttbc|Indonesian: pendek
ttbc|Italian: corto
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ttbc|Japanese: 短い (みじかい, mijikai)
ttbc|Korean: 짧다 (jjapda)
ttbc|Kurdish: t+|ku|kurt, t+|ku|kin, t|ku|qut, t|ku|quse, KUchar|کورت
ttbc|Lithuanian: trumpas
ttbc|Malay: pendek
ttbc|Portuguese: curto
ttbc|Sanskrit: laghu
ttbc|Swedish: kort
ttbc|Telugu: పొట్టి (poTTi)
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Adverb
en-adv|er

  1. cricket of a cricket ball, to bounce relatively far from the batsman so that it bounces higher than normal; opposite of full

Noun
en-noun

  1. A short circuit.
  2. baseball shortstop

#: Jones smashes a grounder between third and short.

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To cause a short circuit

Translations

trans-top|cause a short circuit
Danish: kortslutte
French: t-|fr|court-circuiter
German: kurzschließen
trans-mid
Russian: закорачивать (zakoráčivat') impf, закоротить (zakorotít') pf; замыкать (zamykát') impf, замкнуть (zamknút') pf
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French

Pronunciation
IPA|lang=fr|/ʃɔʁt/
SAMPA|lang=fr|/SORt/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. shorts, kind of clothes mainly used in summer.

#: Avec un pantalon, j'ai moins froid aux jambes qu'avec un short.
#::“With trousers on, I'm not as cold as with shorts on.”

Category:fr:Clothing

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