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1. short

adjective. ['ˈʃɔrt'] primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration.

Synonyms

  • fleeting
  • duration
  • fugitive
  • momentaneous
  • short-term
  • short-dated
  • short-run
  • truncated
  • short-range
  • short and sweet
  • abbreviated
  • momentary
  • length
  • clipped
  • shortened

Antonyms

  • smart
  • outside
  • distant
  • intelligible

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Short

  • underreport
  • transport
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  • teleport
  • vanwart
  • vancourt
  • valcourt
  • rancourt
  • precourt
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  • extort
  • distort
  • contort
  • consort
  • comport
  • support
  • resort
  • report
  • purport
  • mccourt
  • mccort
  • laporte
  • laforte
  • import
  • exhort
  • escort
  • deport
  • cavort
  • athwart
  • zwart

How do you pronounce short?

Pronounce short as ʃɔrt.

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Example sentences of the word short


1. Adjective
It would appear that the short answer to this question is no.

Quotes containing the word short


1. Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke

2. Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.
- Al Lopez

3. Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
- Charlotte Bronte

2. short-range

adjective. relating to the near future.

Antonyms

  • high

3. short-term

adjective. ['ˌʃɔrtˈtɝːm'] relating to or extending over a limited period.

Synonyms

  • short-run

Antonyms

  • tall
  • high

4. short-run

adjective. relating to or extending over a limited period.

Synonyms

  • short-term

Antonyms

  • tall
  • high

5. short-lived

adjective. ['ˌʃɔrtˈlɪvd'] lasting a very short time.

Synonyms

  • transient
  • impermanent
  • ephemeral
  • passing
  • transitory
  • temporary

Antonyms

  • immanent
  • stable
  • impermanence
  • infinite

6. short

adjective. ['ˈʃɔrt'] (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length.

Synonyms

  • sawed-off
  • sawn-off
  • curtal
  • truncate
  • short-snouted
  • snub
  • shortish
  • telescoped
  • short-range
  • truncated
  • stubby
  • abbreviated
  • close
  • length
  • shortened

Antonyms

  • distributed
  • thin
  • thinness
  • narrow

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. short

adjective. ['ˈʃɔrt'] low in stature; not tall.

Synonyms

  • stumpy
  • height
  • thickset
  • squab
  • thick
  • low
  • squabby
  • runty
  • chunky
  • half-length
  • pint-size
  • heavyset
  • compact
  • stature
  • squat
  • sawed-off
  • sawn-off
  • little
  • stocky
  • low-set
  • squatty
  • pint-sized
  • dumpy

Antonyms

  • high
  • unabridged
  • loose
  • decompress

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. short

noun. ['ˈʃɔrt'] the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed.

Synonyms

  • baseball diamond
  • piece of ground
  • infield
  • diamond
  • tract
  • parcel of land
  • parcel

Antonyms

  • longness
  • untrimmed
  • lengthen
  • open

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. short

adjective. ['ˈʃɔrt'] not sufficient to meet a need.

Synonyms

  • inadequate
  • insufficient
  • poor

Antonyms

  • estimable
  • proud
  • anticyclone
  • loud

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. short

adverb. ['ˈʃɔrt'] quickly and without warning.

Synonyms

  • dead
  • suddenly

Antonyms

  • prolix
  • disesteem
  • lie

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))
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