Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun short

3 senses of short

Sense 1
short -- (the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed)
       => tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel -- (an extended area of land)

Sense 2
short circuit, short -- (accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference)
       => contact, tangency -- ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts")

Sense 3
shortstop, short -- (the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base)
       => position -- ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb short

2 senses of short

Sense 1
short-change, short -- (cheat someone by not returning him enough money)
       => victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con -- (deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change")

Sense 2
short-circuit, short -- (create a short circuit in)
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Antonyms of adj short

11 senses of short

Sense 1
short (vs. long) -- (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months")

long (vs. short) -- (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long")
        => agelong -- (lasting through all time; "agelong struggle for freedom")
        => bimestrial -- (two months long; lasting two months)
        => chronic, continuing -- (of long duration; "chronic money problems")
        => daylong -- (lasting through an entire day)
        => drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted -- (relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations")
        => durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived -- (existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship")
        => eight-day -- (lasting for eight days)
        => endless, eternal, interminable -- (tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon")
        => hourlong -- (lasting for an hour; "an hourlong examination")
        => lifelong, womb-to-tomb -- (continuing through life; "a lifelong friend"; "from lifelong habit"; "his lifelong study of Greek art")
        => long-acting -- (active over a long period of time)
        => long-dated -- (of a gilt-edged security; having more than 15 years to run before redemption)
        => longish -- (somewhat long)
        => long-life -- ((of perishable goods) treated to stay fresh longer than usual; "long-life milk")
        => longitudinal -- (over an extended time; "a longitudinal study of twins")
        => long-range -- (involving an extended span of time; "long-range goals")
        => long-run, long-term, semipermanent -- (relating to or extending over a relatively long time; "the long-run significance of the elections"; "the long-term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war"; "a long-term investment")
        => longstanding -- (having existed for a long time; "a longstanding friendship"; "the longstanding conflict")
        => monthlong -- (last through a month; "a monthlong stay in the hospital")
        => nightlong, all-night, overnight -- (lasting, open, or operating through the whole night; "a nightlong vigil"; "an all-night drugstore"; "an overnight trip")
        => perennial -- (lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness")
        => time-consuming -- (of a task that takes time and patience)
        => weeklong, seven-day -- (lasting through a week; "her weeklong vacation")
        => yearlong -- (lasting through a year; "attending yearlong courses")

Sense 2
short (vs. long) -- ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss")

long (vs. short) -- (primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long")
        => elongate, elongated -- (having notably more length than width; being long and slender; "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame")
        => elongated, extended, lengthened, prolonged -- (drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page")
        => extendible, extendable -- (capable of being lengthened)
        => far -- (being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek")
        => lank -- (long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting"; "lank mousy hair")
        => long-handled, pole-handled -- (having a long handle)
        => long-range -- (suitable for or reaching long distances; "long-range nuclear capability")
        => long-snouted -- (having a snout that is longer than average)
        => long-staple -- (having relatively long fibers; "long-staple cotton")
        => long-wool, long-wooled -- ((of sheep) having relatively long wool)
        => oblong -- (deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction)
        => polysyllabic, sesquipedalian -- ((of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables; "sesquipedalian technical terms")
        => stretch (prenominal) -- (having an elongated seating area; "a stretch limousine")

Sense 3
short (vs. tall), little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")

tall (vs. short) -- (great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships")
        => gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy -- (tall and thin and having long slender limbs; "a gangling teenager"; "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man")
        => in height (predicate) -- (having a specified height; "five feet tall"; "five feet in height")
        => leggy, long-legged, long-shanked -- (having long legs)
        => leggy, tall-growing -- ((of plants) having tall spindly stems)
        => long -- (of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows")
        => long-stalked, tall-stalked -- (of plants having relatively long stalks)
        => stately, statuesque -- (of size and dignity suggestive of a statue)
        => tallish -- (somewhat tall)

Sense 4
inadequate, poor, short -- (not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience")

INDIRECT (VIA insufficient) -> sufficient -- (of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food")

Sense 5
unretentive (vs. retentive), forgetful, short -- ((of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory")


Sense 6
short (vs. long) -- (not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton")

long (vs. short) -- (holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold")

Sense 7
short (vs. long) -- (of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short")

long (vs. short) -- ((of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; "the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long")

Sense 8
light, scant (predicate), short -- (less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight")

INDIRECT (VIA insufficient) -> sufficient -- (of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food")

Sense 9
short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic -- (lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking")

INDIRECT (VIA improvident) -> provident -- (providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education")

Sense 10
short -- (tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust")

INDIRECT (VIA breakable) -> unbreakable -- (impossible to break especially under ordinary usage; "unbreakable plastic dinnerwear")

Sense 11
brusque, brusk, curt, short (predicate) -- (marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him")

INDIRECT (VIA discourteous) -> courteous -- (characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners; "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon)

Similarity of adj short

11 senses of short

Sense 1
short (vs. long) -- (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months")
       => abbreviated, shortened, truncated -- (cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation")
       => brief -- (of short duration or distance; "a brief stay in the country")
       => clipped -- ((of speech) having quick short sounds; "a clipped upper-class accent")
       => fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary -- (lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse")
       => short and sweet (predicate) -- (dealt with very quickly; to the point; "the conference was short and sweet"; "make your statement short and sweet")
       => short-dated -- (of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption)
       => short-range -- (relating to the near future; "a short-range policy")
       => short-run, short-term -- (relating to or extending over a limited period; "short-run planning"; "a short-term lease"; "short-term credit")

Sense 2
short (vs. long) -- ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss")
       => abbreviated, brief -- ((of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini")
       => close -- (used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut")
       => curtal -- ((obsolete) cut short; "a dog with a curtal tail")
       => sawed-off, sawn-off, shortened -- (cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use")
       => shortish -- (somewhat short)
       => short-range -- (limited to short distances; "short-range planes"; "a short-range shot")
       => short-snouted -- (having a snout that is shorter than average)
       => snub -- (unusually short; "a snub nose")
       => stubby -- (short and blunt; "stubby fingers"; "a stubby pencil")
       => telescoped, shortened -- (shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream")
       => truncate, truncated -- (terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off; "a truncate leaf"; "truncated volcanic mountains"; "a truncated pyramid")

Sense 3
short (vs. tall), little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")
       => chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy -- (short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure")
       => compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset -- (having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man")
       => half-length -- (representing only the upper half of the body; "a half-length portrait")
       => pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off -- (well below average height)
       => short-stalked -- (of plants having relatively short stalks)
       => squab, squabby -- (short and fat)
          Also See-> low#2

Sense 4
inadequate, poor, short -- (not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience")
       => insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient -- (of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds")

Sense 5
unretentive (vs. retentive), forgetful, short -- ((of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory")
          Also See-> unmindful#1, forgetful#2, mindless#3

Sense 6
short (vs. long) -- (not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton")

Sense 7
short (vs. long) -- (of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short")

Sense 8
light, scant (predicate), short -- (less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight")
       => insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient -- (of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds")

Sense 9
short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic -- (lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking")
       => improvident (vs. provident) -- (not provident; not providing for the future)

Sense 10
short -- (tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust")
       => breakable (vs. unbreakable) -- (capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully")

Sense 11
brusque, brusk, curt, short (predicate) -- (marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him")
       => discourteous (vs. courteous) -- (showing no courtesy; rude; "a distant and at times discourteous young")

Synonyms of adv short

7 senses of short

Sense 1
abruptly, suddenly, short, dead -- (quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly")

Sense 2
short -- (without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash")

Sense 3
short -- (clean across; "the car's axle snapped short")

Sense 4
short -- (at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations")

Sense 5
short -- (so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue")

Sense 6
short, unawares -- (at a disadvantage; "I was caught short")

Sense 7
curtly, short, shortly -- (in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it")

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