Short
Short Short, adv. In a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as, to stop short in one's course; to turn short. [1913 Webster]

He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for such presumptuous language. --Howell. [1913 Webster]

{To sell short} (Stock Exchange), to sell, for future delivery, what the party selling does not own, but hopes to buy at a lower rate. [1913 Webster]


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  • Short — Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Short — bezeichnet Short Brothers (Flugzeughersteller), ein ehemaliger britischer Flugzeughersteller Short Brothers (Werft), eine ehemaliger britische Werft in der Mathematik als Short Format einen Begriff der Gleitkommaarithmetik, siehe IEEE 754 FP… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Short — may refer to: * Short (surname) * Holly Short, a fictional character from the Artemis Fowl series * Short circuit, an accidental connection between two nodes of an electrical circuit * Short (finance), stock trading status * Short film, a cinema… …   Wikipedia

  • Short — Short, n. 1. A summary account. [1913 Webster] The short and the long is, our play is preferred. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran. [1913 Webster] The first remove above bran is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Short — Short, v. t. [AS. sceortian.] To shorten. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Short — Short, v. i. To fail; to decrease. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • short — shortness, n. /shawrt/, adj., shorter, shortest, adv., n., v. adj. 1. having little length; not long. 2. having little height; not tall: a short man. 3. extending or reaching only a little way: a short path. 4. brief in duration; not extensive in …   Universalium

  • short — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sceort; akin to Old High German scurz short, Old Norse skortr lack Date: before 12th century 1. a. having little length b. not tall or high ; low 2. a. not extended in time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Short — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Short (homonymie). Exemple de short en jeans Le short est un vêtement unisexe qui se porte sur les fesses et la zone p …   Wikipédia en Français

  • short — See: CAUGHT SHORT, FALL SHORT, FOR SHORT, IN BRIEF or IN SHORT, IN SHORT ORDER, IN SHORT SUPPLY, MAKE SHORT WORK OF, RUN SHORT, SELL SHORT, THE LONG AND THE SHORT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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