Short

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

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

  • 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 I — Cyrillic alphabet navbox Heading=Cyrillic letter Short I uuc=0419|ulc=0439 Short I (Й, й) is a letter in the Cyrillic alphabet. It is made of the Cyrillic letter И (which resembles a reversed Latin capital N), with a breve.It is the eleventh… …   Wikipedia

  • Short U — Cyrillic alphabet navbox Heading=Cyrillic letter Short U uuc=040E|ulc=045EShort U (Ў, ў) is a letter of the Belarusian Cyrillic alphabet. The letter is called non syllabic u or short u (Belarusian: у нескладовае, u nyeskladovaye or у кароткае, u… …   Wikipedia

  • short of — Date: 1560 preposition other than; especially of a lesser degree than < had few options short of replacing the motor > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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