short+measure

  • 1 short measure — index delinquency (shortage), insufficiency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 short measure — noun see short meter 1 * * * short measure Less than the due and professed amount • • • Main Entry: ↑measure short measure noun Less than the amount promised or paid for • • • Main Entry: ↑short * * * full/short ˈmeasure …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 3 short measure — The offense of a seller of goods or merchandise of a particular measure in delivering a short measure for the full price. 56 Am J1st Wts &L§46 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 4 short measure — noun an amount less than that which is declared or paid for …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 5 short — [shôrt] adj. [ME < OE scort, akin to ON skort, short piece of clothing, OHG scurz, short < IE * (s)kerd < base * (s)ker , to cut, SHEAR < CURT] 1. not extending far from end to end; not long or not long enough 2. not great in span,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 measure — 1 noun 1 OFFICIAL ACTION (C) an official action that is intended to deal with a particular problem: Stronger measures are needed to combat crime. 2 half measures things done to deal with a difficult situation that are not effective or firm enough …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 short — short1 W1S1 [ʃo:t US ʃo:rt] adj comparative shorter superlative shortest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2¦(length/distance)¦ 3¦(not tall)¦ 4¦(book/letter)¦ 5¦(not enough)¦ 6 be short on something 7¦(less than)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 measure — mea|sure1 W2S2 [ˈmeʒə US ər] v 1.) [T] to find the size, length, or amount of something, using standard units such as ↑inches, metres etc ▪ The rainfall was measured over a three month period. measure sb for sth (=measure someone in order to make …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 short meter — noun 1. also short measure : a quatrain of which the first, second, and fourth lines are in iambic trimeter and the third in iambic tetrameter : a poulter s measure written as a quatrain abbr. S.M. 2. a. : quick work …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 short — 1 adjective LENGTH/HEIGHT/DISTANCE 1 measuring a small amount in distance or length: a short corridor with two rooms on each side | a short skirt | It s a short drive from the airport. | Anita had her hair cut short. 2 PERSON someone who is short …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 short — adj., adv., n., & v. adj. 1 a measuring little; not long from end to end (a short distance). b not long in duration; brief (a short time ago; had a short life). c seeming less than the stated amount (a few short years of happiness). 2 of small… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 short — /ʃɔt / (say shawt) adjective 1. having little length; not long. 2. having little height; not tall; low. 3. extending or reaching only a little way. 4. brief; not extensive: a short speech. 5. concise, as writing. 6. rudely brief; curt; hurting:… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 short metre — ▪ prosody also called  short measure , abbreviation  S.M.        a quatrain of which the first, second, and fourth lines are in iambic trimeter and the third is in iambic tetrameter (tetrameter). Short metre may also refer to a poulter s measure… …

    Universalium

  • 15 short — [[t]ʃɔrt[/t]] adj. short•er, short•est, adv. n. v. 1) having little length; not long 2) having little height; not tall 3) extending or reaching only a little way: a short path[/ex] 4) brief in duration; not extensive in time 5) concise, as… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 Measure (typography) — Measure (or sometimes The Measure ) in typography refers to the width of a block or column of text from the left margin to the right margin. Punctuation should preferably hang outside the measure. It is relative to each design, but can be used as …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 Short-tail stingray — Conservation status …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 measure — meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a fixed… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 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

  • 20 Short rib — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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