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Definition of Shorts
ShortShort 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; as, a
short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.
The bed is shorter than that a man can stretch
himself on it. --Isa. xxviii.
2. Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not
protracted; as, short breath.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
To short absense I could yield. --Milton.
3. Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as,
a short supply of provisions, or of water.
4. Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily
furnished; lacking; not coming up to a resonable, or the
ordinary, standard; -- usually with of; as, to be short of
We shall be short in our provision. --Shak.
5. Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a
measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the
6. Not distant in time; near at hand.
Marinell was sore offended That his departure thence
should be so short. --Spenser.
He commanded those who were appointed to attend him
to be ready by a short day. --Clarendon.
7. Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive;
narrow; not tenacious, as memory.
Their own short understandings reach No farther than
the present. --Rowe.
8. Less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or
equivalent; less (than); -- with of.
Hardly anything short of an invasion could rouse
them again to war. --Landor.
9. Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short
answer to the question.
10. (Cookery) Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth;
crisp; as, short pastry.
11. (Metal) Brittle.
Note: Metals that are brittle when hot are called ?ot-short;
as, cast iron may be hot-short, owing to the presence
of sulphur. Those that are brittle when cold are called
cold-short; as, cast iron may be cold-short, on account
of the presence of phosphorus.
12. (Stock Exchange) Engaging or engaged to deliver what is
not possessed; as, short contracts; to be short of stock.
See The shorts, under Short, n., and To sell short,
under Short, adv.
Note: In mercantile transactions, a note or bill is sometimes
made payable at short sight, that is, in a little time
after being presented to the payer.
13. (Phon.) Not prolonged, or relatively less prolonged, in
utterance; -- opposed to long, and applied to vowels or
to syllables. In English, the long and short of the same
letter are not, in most cases, the long and short of the
same sound; thus, the i in ill is the short sound, not of
i in isle, but of ee in eel, and the e in pet is the
short sound of a in pate, etc. See Quantity, and Guide
to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]22, 30.
Note: Short is much used with participles to form numerous
self-explaining compounds; as, short-armed,
short-billed, short-fingered, short-haired,
short-necked, short-sleeved, short-tailed,
short-winged, short-wooled, etc.
At short notice, in a brief time; promptly.
Short rib (Anat.), one of the false ribs.
Short suit (Whist), any suit having only three cards, or
less than three. --R. A. Proctor.
To come short, To cut short, To fall short, etc. See
under Come, Cut, etc. ShortShort Short, n.
1. A summary account.
The short and the long is, our play is preferred.
2. pl. The part of milled grain sifted out which is next
finer than the bran.
The first remove above bran is shorts. --Halliwell.
3. pl. Short, inferior hemp.
4. pl. Breeches; shortclothes. [Slang] --Dickens.
5. (Phonetics) A short sound, syllable, or vowel.
If we compare the nearest conventional shorts and
longs in English, as in ``bit' and ``beat,'
``not' and ``naught,' we find that the short
vowels are generally wide, the long narrow, besides
being generally diphthongic as well. Hence,
originally short vowels can be lengthened and yet
kept quite distinct from the original longs. --H.
In short, in few words; in brief; briefly.
The long and the short, the whole; a brief summing up.
The shorts (Stock Exchange), those who are unsupplied with
stocks which they contracted to deliver.
Short Short, v. t. [AS. sceortian.]
To shorten. [Obs.]
Short Short, v. i.
To fail; to decrease. [Obs.]
Meaning of Shorts from wikipedia
are a garment
worn over the pelvic
part of the legs, sometimes extending
down to the knees...
is a Disney Channel animated anthology
series, which consisted
of 4-5 minute shorts
. It aired
from July 28, 2006 to May 25, 2007...
- The Shorts
was a pop group
from the Netherlands consisting
of Hans van Vondelen
(vocals), Erik de Wildt
(keyboard), Hans Stokkermans
(b**** guitar) and...
- Bermuda shorts
, also known
as walk shorts
or dress shorts
, are a particular
type of short
trousers, worn as semi-casual attire
by both men and women....
- Boxer shorts
as loose boxers
or as simply
boxers) are a type of undergarment typically
worn by men. The term has been used in English
is a 2012 compilation
movie-star-filled short films
directors. The seven shorts
HD Holden, Stephen
- Cecil Carlon Shorts
III (born December
22, 1987) is a former American football
wide receiver. He attended Collinwood
in Cleveland, Ohio, and...
- Dolphin shorts
are a specific style
of uni**** shorts
for athletics. They are typically
and were originally
made from nylon
are a garment
worn over the pelvic
area and upper
part of the legs. Shorts
may also refer
(2009 film), a 2009 American
- animated shorts
had largely shifted
to television, with existing theatrical shorts being syndicated
to television. A few animated shorts
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