Meaning of SHORT in English

n. 25B6; adjective

a short piece of string : SMALL, little, tiny; informal teeny.

short people : SMALL, little, petite, tiny, diminutive, stubby, elfin, dwarfish, midget, pygmy, Lilliputian, minuscule, miniature; Scottish wee; informal pint-sized, teeny, knee-high to a grasshopper.

a short report : CONCISE, brief, succinct, compact, summary, economical, crisp, pithy, epigrammatic, laconic, thumbnail, abridged, abbreviated, condensed, synoptic, summarized, contracted, truncated; formal compendious.

a short time : BRIEF, momentary, temporary, short-lived, impermanent, cursory, fleeting, passing, fugitive, lightning, transitory, transient, ephemeral, quick.

money is a bit short : SCARCE, in short supply, scant, meagre, sparse, insufficient, deficient, inadequate, lacking, wanting.

he was rather short with her : CURT, sharp, abrupt, blunt, brusque, terse, offhand, gruff, surly, testy, rude, uncivil; informal snappy.

long, tall, plentiful, courteous.

25B6; adverb she stopped short : ABRUPTLY, suddenly, sharply, all of a sudden, all at once, unexpectedly, without warning, out of the blue.

25A0; in short BRIEFLY, in a word, in a nutshell, in precis, in essence, to come to the point; in conclusion, in summary, to sum up.

25A0; short of

we are short of nurses : DEFICIENT IN, lacking, wanting, in need of, low on, short on, missing; informal strapped for, pushed for, minus.

short of searching everyone, there is nothing we can do : APART FROM, other than, aside from, besides, except (for), excepting, without, excluding, not counting, save (for).

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