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short

noun: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

noun: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

noun: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

verb: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

verb: create a short circuit in

adj: 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"

adj: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"

adj: low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"

adj: 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"

adj: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"

adj: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"

adj: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"

adj: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"

adj: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"

adj: tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"

adj: marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"

adv: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"

adv: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"

adv: clean across; "the car's axle snapped short"

adv: at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"

adv: so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"

adv: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"

adv: 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"


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short

Length: 5 letters

Scrabble value: 8

Words with Friends value: 7

Literati value: 6

TWL (USA): Found

SOWPODS (UK): Found


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