/ʃoːt/ , /ʃoːt/ , /ʃɔːt/ , /ʃɔɹt/
A short circuit.
A short film.
A short version of a garment in a particular size.
38 short suits fit me right off the rack.
Jones smashes a grounder between third and short.
A short seller.
The market decline was terrible, but the shorts were buying champagne.
A short sale.
He closed out his short at a modest loss after three months.
A summary account.
A short sound, syllable, or vowel.
An integer variable having a smaller range than normal integers; usually two bytes long.
An automobile; especially in crack shorts, to break into automobiles.
To cause a short circuit in (something).
Of an electrical circuit, to short circuit.
To provide with a smaller than agreed or labeled amount.
This is the third time I’ve caught them shorting us.
To sell something, especially securities, that one does not own at the moment for delivery at a later date in hopes of profiting from a decline in the price; to sell short.
Having a small distance from one end or edge to another, either horizontally or vertically.
(of a person) Of comparatively small height.
Having little duration.
Our meeting was a short six minutes today. Every day for the past month it’s been at least twenty minutes long.
(followed by for) Of a word or phrase, constituting an abbreviation (for another) or shortened form (of another).
“Phone” is short for “telephone” and "asap" short for "as soon as possible".
(of a fielder or fielding position) that is relatively close to the batsman.
(of a ball) that bounced relatively far from the batsman.
(of an approach shot or putt) that falls short of the green or the hole.
(of pastries) Brittle, crumbly, especially due to the use of a large quantity of fat. (See shortbread, shortcake, shortcrust, shortening.)
Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant.
He gave a short answer to the question.
Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty.
a short supply of provisions
Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied, especially with money; scantily furnished; lacking.
I'd lend you the cash but I'm a little short at present.
Deficient; less; not coming up to a measure or standard.
an account which is short of the truth
Not distant in time; near at hand.
Being in a financial investment position that is structured to be profitable if the price of the underlying security declines in the future.
I'm short General Motors because I think their sales are plunging.
Abruptly, curtly, briefly.
He cut me short repeatedly in the meeting.
The recent developments at work caught them short.
Without achieving a goal or requirement.
His speech fell short of what was expected.
(of the manner of bounce of a cricket ball) Relatively far from the batsman and hence bouncing higher than normal; opposite of full.
With a negative ownership position.
We went short most finance companies in July.
He's short common sense.
Having a negative position in.
I don’t want to be short the market going into the weekend.