Short

Of insufficient quantity to meet a need

Derivation

Shortness

Examples

Money is short

On short rations

Food is in short supply

Short on experience

Cheat someone by not returning him enough money

At a disadvantage

Synonyms

Unawares

Examples

I was caught short

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

Synonyms

Shortstop

Type of

Position

Member of

Baseball team

Marked by rude or peremptory shortness

Similar to

Discourteous

Derivation

Shortness

Examples

The salesgirl was very short with him

Low in stature; not tall

Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

Create a short circuit in

Synonyms

Short-circuit

Type of

Create

Make

Quickly and without warning

Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

Synonyms

Light

Scant

Examples

Regularly gives short weight

(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

Derivation

Shortness

Examples

A short memory

Lacking foresight or scope

Similar to

Improvident

Examples

A short view of the problem

Shortsighted policies

Shortsighted critics derided the plan

In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

Synonyms

Curtly

Shortly

Examples

He talked short with everyone

He said shortly that he didn't like it

Not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

In category

Finance

Antonyms

Long

Examples

A short sale

Short in cotton

Of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

In category

Phonetics

Antonyms

Long

Examples

The English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short

(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

Attribute

Length

Antonyms

Long

Derivation

Shortness

Examples

Short skirts

Short hair

The board was a foot short

A short toss

Primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration

Attribute

Duration

Length

Antonyms

Long

Derivation

Shortness

Examples

A short life

A short flight

A short holiday

A short story

Only a few short months

Tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening

Similar to

Breakable

Examples

Shortbread is a short crumbly cookie

A short flaky pie crust

The location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

Without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

In category

Finance

Examples

He made his fortune by selling short just before the crash