Webster dictionary was developed by Noah Webster in the beginning of 19th century. On this website, you can find definition for short from the 1913 edition of Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Define short using one of the most comprehensive free online dictionaries on the web.

Search Results

short
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 21
1. Brittle.
2. In a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as, to stop short in one's course; to turn short.
Part of Speech: noun
1. A summary account.
3. Short, inferior hemp.
5. A short sound, syllable, or vowel.
6. 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, // 22, 30.
Part of Speech: superlative
1. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.
2. Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath.
4. Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the trith.
6. Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive; narrow; not tenacious, as memory.
8. Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth; crisp; as, short pastry.
9. 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.
10. 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 money.
11. Less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or equivalent; less ( than); - with of.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To shorten.
Filter by Alphabet