Synonyms for (noun) short

short, shortstop

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



the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

short, short circuit

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

LESS SPECIFIC: contact, tangency

Synonyms for (verb) short

short, short-circuit

create a short circuit in

LESS SPECIFIC: make, create

short, short-change

cheat someone by not returning him enough money

Synonyms for (adjective) short

curt, brusk, brusque, short

marked by rude or peremptory shortness

try to cultivate a less brusque manner; a curt reply; the salesgirl was very short with him

LESS SPECIFIC: discourteous


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

shortbread is a short crumbly cookie; a short flaky pie crust

LESS SPECIFIC: breakable


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

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

a short life; a short flight; a short holiday; a short story; only a few short months

short, shortsighted, myopic, unforesightful

lacking foresight or scope

a short view of the problem; shortsighted policies; shortsighted critics derided the plan; myopic thinking

LESS SPECIFIC: improvident

inadequate, poor, short

not sufficient to meet a need

an inadequate income; a poor salary; money is short; on short rations; food is in short supply; short on experience

LESS SPECIFIC: deficient, insufficient

light, scant, short

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

a light pound; a scant cup of sugar; regularly gives short weight

LESS SPECIFIC: deficient, insufficient

short, little

low in stature; not tall

he was short and stocky; short in stature; a short smokestack; a little man