short sight
noun Date: circa 1829 myopia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • short sight — n MYOPIA * * * myopia …   Medical dictionary

  • short sight — noun shortsightedness, myopia …   Wiktionary

  • short sight — noun Brit. the inability to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes; myopia …   English new terms dictionary

  • short sight — noun : myopia …   Useful english dictionary

  • short´-sight´ed|ness — short sight|ed «SHRT SY tihd», adjective. 1. not able to see far; near sighted; myopic: »He was very short sighted, and this early encouraged his preference for reading rather than sport (Manchester Guardian). 2. Figurative. a) lacking in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • short´-sight´ed|ly — short sight|ed «SHRT SY tihd», adjective. 1. not able to see far; near sighted; myopic: »He was very short sighted, and this early encouraged his preference for reading rather than sport (Manchester Guardian). 2. Figurative. a) lacking in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • short-sight|ed — «SHRT SY tihd», adjective. 1. not able to see far; near sighted; myopic: »He was very short sighted, and this early encouraged his preference for reading rather than sport (Manchester Guardian). 2. Figurative. a) lacking in foresigh not prudent:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • short·sight·ed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • short — short; short·age; short·en; short·en·er; short·ish; short·ite; short·ly; short·ness; short·om·e·ter; short·schat; short·sight·ed·ness; short·some; ul·tra·short; short·hand·ed·ness; short·shat; short·sight·ed·ly; …   English syllables

  • 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

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