Definition for short

adjective as in not tall

adjective as in insufficient

adjective as in abrupt, discourteous

adjective as in crumbly

Strongest match


Strong match


Weak matches

crunchy, delicate, friable

adverb as in abruptly

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Example Sentences

In short, he moved closer to Pelosi’s position after a monthlong showdown.

Antebellum, the film, has its roots in a short story the duo wrote in October 2017.

From Fortune

When a QED calculation leads to an infinite sum, cut it short.

Rapid short-term cooling following the Chicxulub impact at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary.

For best results, cut a short section of FireCord and remove the red strand.

As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.

The precision it took to craft such a cohesive, wholly compelling work over 12 years is nothing short of remarkable.

In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.

But the qualities Mario Cuomo brought to public life—compassion, integrity, commitment to principle—remain in short supply today.

In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.

Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.

Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.

He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.

They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.

And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.


On this page you'll find 271 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to short, such as: abbreviated, brief, crisp, precise, shortened, and terse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.