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Synonyms for (noun) short

Synonyms: short, shortstop Definition: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

Similar words: position Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player Usage: what position does he play?

Synonyms: short Definition: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

Similar words: piece of ground, piece of land, tract, parcel, parcel of land Definition: an extended area of land

Synonyms: short, short circuit Definition: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

Similar words: contact, tangency Definition: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact Usage: they forget to solder the contacts

Synonyms for (verb) short

Synonyms: short, short-circuit Definition: create a short circuit in

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: short, short-change Definition: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

Similar words: hornswoggle, goldbrick, gip, gyp, bunco, short-change, scam, rook, con, diddle, defraud, swindle, mulct, nobble, victimize Definition: deprive of by deceit Usage: He swindled me out of my inheritance; She defrauded the customers who trusted her; the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

Synonyms for (adjective) short

Synonyms: curt, brusk, brusque, short Definition: marked by rude or peremptory shortness Usage: try to cultivate a less brusque manner; a curt reply; the salesgirl was very short with him

Similar words: discourteous Definition: showing no courtesy; rude Usage: a distant and at times discourteous young

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

Similar words: breakable Definition: capable of being broken or damaged Usage: earthenware pottery is breakable; breakable articles should be packed carefully

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

Similar words: brief, abbreviated Definition: (of clothing) very short Usage: an abbreviated swimsuit; a brief bikini

Similar words: close Definition: used of hair or haircuts Usage: a close military haircut

Similar words: curtal Definition: (obsolete) cut short Usage: a dog with a curtal tail

Similar words: shortened, sawed-off, sawn-off Definition: cut short Usage: a sawed-off shotgun; a sawed-off broomstick; the shortened rope was easier to use

Similar words: shortish Definition: somewhat short

Similar words: short-range Definition: limited to short distances Usage: short-range planes; a short-range shot

Similar words: short-snouted Definition: having a snout that is shorter than average

Similar words: snub Definition: unusually short Usage: a snub nose

Similar words: stubby Definition: short and blunt Usage: stubby fingers; a stubby pencil

Similar words: telescoped, shortened Definition: shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another Usage: a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars; years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream

Similar words: truncate, truncated Definition: terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off Usage: a truncate leaf; truncated volcanic mountains; a truncated pyramid

Synonyms: short Definition: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration Usage: a short life; a short flight; a short holiday; a short story; only a few short months

Similar words: shortened, abbreviated, truncated Definition: cut short in duration Usage: the abbreviated speech; her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking; an unsatisfactory truncated conversation

Similar words: brief Definition: of short duration or distance Usage: a brief stay in the country

Similar words: clipped Definition: (of speech) having quick short sounds Usage: a clipped upper-class accent

Similar words: momentaneous, momentary, fugitive, fleeting Definition: lasting for a markedly brief time Usage: a fleeting glance; fugitive hours; rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass; a momentary glimpse

Similar words: short and sweet Definition: dealt with very quickly; to the point Usage: the conference was short and sweet; make your statement short and sweet

Similar words: short-dated Definition: of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption

Similar words: short-range Definition: relating to the near future Usage: a short-range policy

Similar words: short-run, short-term Definition: relating to or extending over a limited period Usage: short-run planning; a short-term lease; short-term credit

Synonyms: short, shortsighted, myopic, unforesightful Definition: lacking foresight or scope Usage: a short view of the problem; shortsighted policies; shortsighted critics derided the plan; myopic thinking

Similar words: improvident Definition: not provident; not providing for the future

Synonyms: inadequate, poor, short Definition: not sufficient to meet a need Usage: an inadequate income; a poor salary; money is short; on short rations; food is in short supply; short on experience

Similar words: deficient, insufficient Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement Usage: insufficient funds

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

Similar words: deficient, insufficient Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement Usage: insufficient funds

Synonyms: short, little Definition: low in stature; not tall Usage: he was short and stocky; short in stature; a short smokestack; a little man

Similar words: low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, dumpy, chunky Definition: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature Usage: some people seem born to be square and chunky; a dumpy little dumpling of a woman; dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears; a little church with a squat tower; a squatty red smokestack; a stumpy ungainly figure

Similar words: compact, stocky, thick, thickset, heavyset Definition: having a short and solid form or stature Usage: a wrestler of compact build; he was tall and heavyset; stocky legs; a thickset young man

Similar words: half-length Definition: representing only the upper half of the body Usage: a half-length portrait

Similar words: runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, pint-size, pint-sized Definition: well below average height

Similar words: short-stalked Definition: of plants having relatively short stalks

Similar words: squab, squabby Definition: short and fat