to stop abruptly before the end
If a person or thing is called something for short, that is the short version of their name.
If you go short of something, especially food, you do not have as much of it as you want or need .
You use in short when you have been giving a lot of details and you want to give a conclusion or summary.
to have or be less than enough
A short cut is a quicker way of getting somewhere than the usual route.
(of plants) able to flower only if exposed to short periods of daylight (less than 12 hours ), each followed by a long dark period
an abbreviation for
a fielding position on the leg side near the batsman's wicket
lasting for a short period of time; short-term
a unit of weight equal to 2240 pounds or 1016.046909 kilograms
to prove inadequate
to disparage or belittle
a small person
a bill of exchange that is payable at sight, on demand, or within less than ten days
(of a gilt-edged security) having less than five years to run before redemption
a quick temper
the aspect of golf considered in relation to the ability of a player to hit medium or short shots, as chip shots, pitch shots, and putts, with accuracy
Short-haul is used to describe things that involve transporting passengers or goods over short distances. Compare → long-haul .
a distance shorter than the length of a horse's head
a club, as a pitcher, pitching niblick, or niblick, with a short shaft and an iron head the face of which has great slope, for hitting approach shots
an in-off into a middle pocket
not designed to last
Something that is short-lived does not last very long.
the front part of a loin of beef, from the ribs to the sirloin
a stanza form, used esp for hymns, consisting of four lines, the third of which has eight syllables, while the rest have six
(in Britain) the annual payment made to Opposition parties in the House of Commons to help them pay for certain services necessary to the carrying out of their parliamentary duties ; established in 1975
a prose narrative midway between the novel and the short story in length and scope
(in betting ) an almost even chance
food that is easily and quickly prepared
Short-range weapons or missiles are designed to be fired across short distances.
a charge, proportionately higher than the annual rate, made for insurance issued or continued in force by the insured for less than one year
480 sheets of paper
the rib ends of beef from the forequarter, next to the plate
a sale of securities or commodities which the seller does not yet have but expects to cover later at a lower price
a condensed version of the score for a musical composition, usually written for piano
to fold and tuck in the top sheet of (a bed ) so that it simulates both the top and bottom sheets: when the victim of this joke enters the bed, his or her legs are obstructed by the fold
a quick drink of liquor
available or valid for a limited time
A short story is a written story about imaginary events that is only a few pages long.
→ draw the short straw
Short-term is used to describe things that will last for a short time, or things that will have an effect soon rather than in the distant future .
If workers are put on short time, they are asked to work fewer hours than the normal working week, because their employer can not afford to pay them a full-time wage .
Short-wave is a range of short radio wavelengths used for broadcasting.
A while is a period of time.
having a sudden need to urinate or defecate
the aggregate of short sales on an open market, esp a stock market
(of a drug) quickly effective, but requiring regularly repeated doses for long-term treatment, being rapidly absorbed, distributed in the body, and excreted