Found 4 items, similar to Shorter.
English → Indonesian
English → Indonesian
cekak, celana pendek, cupat, guntung, konsletting, pendek, sumir
English → English
adj 1: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to
be limited in duration; “a short life”
; “a short
; “a short holiday”
; “a short story”
; “only a
few short months”
2: primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in
length; “short skirts”
; “short hair”
; “the board was a
; “a short toss”
3: low in stature; not tall; “his was short and stocky”
; “a short smokestack”
4: not sufficient to meet a need; “an inadequate income”
; “money is short”
; “on short rations”
is in short supply”
; “short on experience”
5: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in
expectation of a fall in prices; “a short sale”
; “short in
6: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short
duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat',
`pet', `pit', `pot', putt') [ant: long
7: containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender
and easy to crumble or break into flakes; “shortbread is a
short crumbly cookie”
; “a short flaky pie crust”
8: less than the correct or legal or full amount often
deliberately so; “a light pound”
; “a scant cup of sugar”
“regularly gives short weight”
9: used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief
10: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; “a short
11: lacking foresight or scope; “a short view of the problem”
; “shortsighted critics derided
; “myopic thinking”
12: unwilling to endure; “she was short with the slower
13: quickly aroused to anger; “a hotheaded commander”
14: most direct; “took the shortest and most direct route to
15: marked by rude or peremptory shortness; “try to cultivate a
less brusque manner”
; “a curt reply”
; “the salesgirl was
very short with him”
n 1: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is
2: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit
that have a potential difference [syn: short circuit
3: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who
is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base [syn: shortstop
adv 1: quickly and without warning; “he stopped suddenly”
2: without possessing something at the time it is contractually
sold; “he made his fortune by selling short just before
3: clean across; “the car's axle snapped short”
4: at some point or distance before a goal is reached; “he fell
short of our expectations”
5: so as to interrupt; “She took him up short before he could
6: at a disadvantage; “I was caught short”
7: tightly; “she caught him up short on his lapel”
8: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; “he told me
curtly to get on with it”
; “he talked short with
; “he said shortly that he didn't like it”
v 1: cheat someone by not returning him enough money [syn: short-change
2: create a short-circuit in [syn: short-circuit
English → English
, a. [Compar. Shorter
; superl. Shortest
short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel.
skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v.
t. Cf. Shirt
1. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a
short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.
The bed is shorter than that a man can stretch
himself on it. --Isa. xxviii.
2. Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not
protracted; as, short breath.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
To short absense I could yield. --Milton.
3. Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as,
a short supply of provisions, or of water.
4. 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
We shall be short in our provision. --Shak.
5. Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a
measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the
6. Not distant in time; near at hand.
Marinell was sore offended
That his departure thence should be so short.
He commanded those who were appointed to attend him
to be ready by a short day. --Clarendon.
7. Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive;
narrow; not tenacious, as memory.
Their own short understandings reach
No farther than the present. --Rowe.
8. Less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or
equivalent; less (than); -- with of.
Hardly anything short of an invasion could rouse
them again to war. --Landor.
9. Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short
answer to the question.
10. (Cookery) Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth;
crisp; as, short pastry.
11. (Metal) Brittle.
Note: Metals that are brittle when hot are called ?ot-short;
as, cast iron may be hot-short, owing to the presence
of sulphur. Those that are brittle when cold are called
cold-short; as, cast iron may be cold-short, on account
of the presence of phosphorus.
12. (Stock Exchange) 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,
Note: In mercantile transactions, a note or bill is sometimes
made payable at short sight, that is, in a little time
after being presented to the payer.
13. (Phon.) 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, [sect][sect]22, 30.
Note: Short is much used with participles to form numerous
self-explaining compounds; as, short-armed,
short-billed, short-fingered, short-haired,
short-necked, short-sleeved, short-tailed,
short-winged, short-wooled, etc.
At short notice
, in a brief time; promptly.
(Anat.), one of the false ribs.
(Whist), any suit having only three cards, or
less than three. --R. A. Proctor.
To come short
, To cut short
, To fall short
, etc. See