Adjective short has 15 senses
  1. short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"
    long, agelong, bimestrial, daylong, drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted, durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived, endless, eternal, interminable, hourlong, lifelong, womb-to-tomb, long-acting, long-dated, longish, long-life, longitudinal, long-range, long-run, long-term, semipermanent, longstanding, monthlong, nightlong, overnight, perennial, time-consuming, weeklong, yearlong
  2. short - primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
    long, elongate, elongated, extended, lengthened, prolonged, extendible, extendable, far, in length, lank, long-distance, longer, longest, long-handled, long-range, long-snouted, long-staple, oblong, polysyllabic, sesquipedalian, stretch, long-wool, long-wooled
  3. short - low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"
    tall, full-length, gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy, in height, long-legged, long-shanked, leggy, tall-growing, long, stately, statuesque, tallish
  4. inadequate, poor, short - not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
    Antonym: sufficient (indirect, via insufficient)
  5. short - not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
  6. short - of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt')
  7. short - containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
    tough (indirect, via tender)
  8. light, scant, short - less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
    Antonym: sufficient (indirect, via insufficient)
  9. short - used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
    stressed (indirect, via unstressed)
  10. short - (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
    retentive (indirect, via unretentive)
  11. short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic - lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
    Antonym: provident (indirect, via improvident)
  12. short, unforbearing - unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students"
    Antonym: patient (indirect, via impatient)
  13. choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short, short-tempered - quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
    Antonym: good-natured (indirect, via ill-natured)
  14. short, shortest - most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town"
    Antonym: indirect (indirect, via direct)
  15. brusque, brusk, curt, short - marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
    Antonym: courteous (indirect, via discourteous)
,Adverbial short has 8 senses
  1. abruptly, suddenly, short, dead - quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
  2. short - without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
  3. short - clean across; "the car's axle snapped short"
  4. short - at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"
  5. short - so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"
  6. short, unawares - at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
  7. short - tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"
  8. curtly, short, shortly - in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
,Noun short has 3 senses
  1. short - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
    --1 is a kind of
    tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
    --1 is a part of baseball diamond, diamond, infield
  2. short circuit, short - accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    --2 is a kind of contact, tangency
    --2 is a part of circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit
    Derived form: verb short2
  3. shortstop, short - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base
    --3 is a kind of position
    --3 is a member of baseball team
,Verb short has 2 senses
  1. short-change, short - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    --1 is one way to victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. short-circuit, short - create a short-circuit in
    --2 is one way to make, create
    Derived form: noun short2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something