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a. 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. 20.
2. Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
- Chaucer.
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 money.
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 trith.
6. Not distant in time; near at hand.
Marinell was sore offended
That his departure thence should be so short.
- Spenser.
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.
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, under Short, adv.
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, 22, 30.At short notice
in a brief time; promptly.
Short rib
(Anat.) one of the false ribs.
Short suit
(Whist) any suit having only three cards, or less than three.
To come short
etc. See under Come, Cut, etc.
- R. A. Proctor.

n. 1. A summary account.
The short and the long is, our play is preferred.
- Shak.
2. The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran.
The first remove above bran is shorts.
- Halliwell.
3. Short, inferior hemp.
4. Breeches; shortclothes.
5. (Phonetics) A short sound, syllable, or vowel.
If we compare the nearest conventional shorts and longs in English, as in "bit" and "beat," "not" and "naught," we find that the short vowels are generally wide, the long narrow, besides being generally diphthongic as well. Hence, originally short vowels can be lengthened and yet kept quite distinct from the original longs.
- H. Sweet.
In short
in few words; in brief; briefly.
The long and the short
the whole; a brief summing up.
The shorts
(Stock Exchange) those who are unsupplied with stocks which they contracted to deliver.

adv. 1. In a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as, to stop short in one's course; to turn short.
He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for such presumptuous language.
- Howell.
To sell short
(Stock Exchange) to sell, for future delivery, what the party selling does not own, but hopes to buy at a lower rate.

v. t. 1. To shorten.
v. i. 1. To fail; to decrease.

Noun 1. short haul - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
2. short - accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
Synonyms: short circuit
3. short - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base
Synonyms: shortstop
Verb 1. short - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
Synonyms: short-change
2. short - create a short-circuit in
Synonyms: short-circuit
Adj. 1. short - 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"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
2. short - primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
3. short - low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"
tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
4. 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"
Synonyms: inadequate, poor
5. short - not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
long - holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
6. short - of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt')
long - of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')
7. short - 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. 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"
Synonyms: scant, light
9. short haul - used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
10. short - (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
11. short - lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
Synonyms: shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic
12. short - unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students"
Synonyms: unforbearing
13. short - quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
Synonyms: hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered, choleric
14. short - most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town"
Synonyms: shortest
15. short - marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
Synonyms: brusk, brusque, curt
Adv. 1. short - quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
Synonyms: abruptly, dead, suddenly
2. short - without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
3. short - clean across; "the car's axle snapped short"
4. short - at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"
5. short - so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"
6. short - at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
Synonyms: unawares
7. short - tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"
8. short - in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
Synonyms: curtly, shortly

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v. t. 1. To pull or draw with force; to drag.
[imp. & p. p. Hauled (h?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hauling.]
Some dance, some haul the rope.
- Denham.
Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
- Pope.
Romp-loving miss
Is hauled about in gallantry robust.
- Thomson.
2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill.
When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops.
- U. S. Grant.
To haul over the coals
See under Coal.
To haul the wind
(Naut.) to turn the head of the ship nearer to the point from which the wind blows.

v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t.
I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island.
- Cook.
2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.To haul around
(Naut.) to shift to any point of the compass; - said of the wind.
To haul off
(Naut.) to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back.

n. 1. A pulling with force; a violent pull.
2. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul.
3. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net.
4. Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul.
5. (Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred.

Noun 1. haul - the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
Synonyms: haulage, draw
2. haul - the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
Synonyms: catch
Verb 1. haul - draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
Synonyms: cart, drag, hale
2. haul - transport in a vehicle; "haul stones from the quarry in a truck"; "haul vegetables to the market"

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