Synonyms of short


1. short, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel

usage: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

2. short circuit, short, contact, tangency

usage: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

3. shortstop, short, position

usage: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base


1. short-change, short, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con

usage: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

2. short-circuit, short, make, create

usage: create a short circuit in


1. short (vs. long), abbreviated, shortened, truncated, brief, clipped, fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary, short and sweet(predicate), short-dated, short-range, short-run, short-term

usage: 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"

2. short (vs. long), abbreviated, brief, close, curtal, sawed-off, sawn-off, shortened, shortish, short-range, short-snouted, snub, stubby, telescoped, shortened, truncate, truncated

usage: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"

3. short (vs. tall), little, chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset, half-length, pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, short-stalked, squab, squabby, low

usage: low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"

4. inadequate, poor, short, insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient

usage: 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"

5. unretentive (vs. retentive), forgetful, short, unmindful#1, forgetful#2, mindless

usage: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"

6. short (vs. long)

usage: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"

7. short (vs. long)

usage: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"

8. light, scant(predicate), short, insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient

usage: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"

9. short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic, improvident (vs. provident)

usage: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"

10. short, breakable (vs. unbreakable)

usage: 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"

11. brusque, brusk, curt, short(predicate), discourteous (vs. courteous)

usage: marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"


1. abruptly, suddenly, short, dead

usage: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"

2. short

usage: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"

3. short

usage: clean across; "the car's axle snapped short"

4. short

usage: at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"

5. short

usage: so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"

6. short, unawares

usage: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"

7. curtly, short, shortly

usage: 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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Definition and meaning of short (Dictionary)