Definition of shart
1. short [ a ] primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
Examples: "a short life" "a short flight" "a short holiday" "a short story" "only a few short months"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The Dallas Texans were back home Monday with their third victory in four American_Football_League starts - a 19 - 12 triumph over the Denver_Broncos - but their visit will be a short one .
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Shorter booking , but still a booking .
(The Providence Journal...)
Jen_Nelson , as Thea , his first wife , managed to make that short role impressive .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
This almost trivial example is nevertheless suggestive , for there are some elements in_common between the antique fear that the days would get shorter and shorter and our present fear of war .
This almost trivial example is nevertheless suggestive , for there are some elements in_common between the antique fear that the days would get shorter and shorter and our present fear of war .Synonyms short Related Terms long brief short-run short-run fleeting short-range short-range short_and_sweet clipped short-dated abbreviated short-dated telescoped duration
2. short [ a ] primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length
Examples: "short skirts" "short hair" "the board was a foot short" "a short toss"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
In their first three games , the Longhorns have had the ball 41 times and scored 16 times , or 40 per_cent their total passing yardage in three games , 447 on 30 completions in 56 attempts , is only 22 yards short of their total passing yardage in 1959 , when they made 469 on 37 completions in 86 tries .
He has gained only one thing - he has exploded a 50 - megaton_bomb and he probably has rockets with sufficient thrust to lob it over the shorter intercontinental ranges .
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Why it was ever forgotten for even a moment I cannot say because it works perfectly for everyone , no_matter whether he has short or long thigh-bone lengths !
(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
Observations of the radio_emission of a planet which has an extensive atmosphere will probe the atmosphere to_a_greater_extent than those using shorter wave_lengths and should in some cases give otherwise unobtainable information about the characteristics of the solid surface .
(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
However , any oxygen nonequivalence would shorten either the already extremely short **f interlayer distance of 2.55 A or the non hydrogen_bonded **f interlayer interactions which are already quite short at 2.58 A .Synonyms short Related Terms long sawed-off abbreviated sawed-off stubby truncate shortish telescoped short-range short-snouted short-range short-snouted snub curtal close length
3. short [ a ] low in stature; not tall
Examples: "his was short and stocky" "short in stature" "a short smokestack"
(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
The females like to burrow in the short turf of well-kept lawns , where their little mounds of earth often appear by the hundreds .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Even his neck seemed thicker and therefore shorter .
(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
As for this rider , I never saw him before or afterwards and never saw him dismounted , so whether he stood tall or short in his shoes , I can n't say ; but I do know that he gave the day tone and distinction .
(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
Ablard_Corne , a short man with a rotunda of stomach , rose .
(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
He had only a fringe of hair and he wore it cropped short .Synonyms short Related Terms tall chunky half-length pint-size squab half-length pint-size small low stature
4. short [ a ] not sufficient to meet a need
Examples: "an inadequate income" "a poor salary" "money is short" "on short rations" "food is in short supply" "short on experience"
(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
Nevertheless so short was the supply of seed that the settlers were forced to retreat to Fort_Daer for food .Synonyms short poor inadequate Related Terms insufficient
5. short [ n ] the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationedUsed in print:
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Pete_Ward was sent in_for House and , after failing in a bunt attempt , popped to Howser on the grass back of short .
Jackie_Brandt singled deep into the hole at short to start the rally .
Carey singled on a slow bouncing ball to short which Robinson cut_across to field and threw wide to first .Synonyms short Related Terms tract baseball_diamond
6. short [ r ] quickly and without warning
Examples: "he stopped suddenly"
(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
Summers pulled_up short , and turned_around .Synonyms suddenly abruptly short dead Related Terms sudden abrupt sudden abrupt
7. short [ a ] (prosody) used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief durationSynonyms short Related Terms prosody unstressed
8. short [ a ] less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
Examples: "a light pound" "a scant cup of sugar" "regularly gives short weight"
9. short [ a ] quickly aroused to anger
Examples: "a hotheaded commander"
10. short [ a ] containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes
Examples: "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie" "a short flaky pie crust"
11. short [ a ] (phonetics) of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt')Synonyms short Related Terms long phonetics
12. short [ v ] cheat someone by not returning him enough moneySynonyms short-change short Related Terms swindle
13. short [ v ] create a short-circuit inSynonyms short short-circuit Related Terms make short_circuit
14. short [ a ] (finance) not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
Examples: "a short sale" "short in cotton"
15. short [ a ] unwilling to endure
Examples: "she was short with the slower students"
16. short [ a ] marked by rude or peremptory shortness
Examples: "try to cultivate a less brusque manner" "a curt reply" "the salesgirl was very short with him"
17. short [ a ] lacking foresight or scope
Examples: "a short view of the problem" "shortsighted policies" "shortsighted critics derided the plan" "myopic thinking"
18. short [ a ] (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
Examples: "a short memory"
19. short [ a ] most direct
Examples: "took the shortest and most direct route to town"
20. short [ n ] accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential differenceSynonyms short short_circuit Related Terms contact breakdown circuit
21. short [ r ] in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
Examples: "he told me curtly to get on with it" "he talked short with everyone" "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
22. short [ r ] tightly
Examples: "she caught him up short on his lapel"
23. short [ r ] at a disadvantage
Examples: "I was caught short"
24. short [ r ] so as to interrupt
Examples: "She took him up short before he could continue"
25. short [ r ] at some point or distance before a goal is reached
Examples: "he fell short of our expectations"
26. short [ r ] clean across
Examples: "the car's axle snapped short"
27. short [ r ] (finance) without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
Examples: "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
28. short [ a ] quickly aroused to anger
Examples: "a hotheaded commander"
29. Short [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 550Synonyms Short
30. short [ n ] the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd baseSynonyms short shortstop Related Terms position baseball_team
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