Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) short (the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed)
- S: (n) short circuit, short (accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference)
- S: (n) shortstop, short (the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base)
- S: (adj) 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"
- S: (adj) short ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length) "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
- S: (adj) short, little (low in stature; not tall) "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
- S: (adj) inadequate, poor, short, jejune (of insufficient quantity to meet a need) "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"; "the jejune diets of the very poor"
- S: (adj) unretentive, forgetful, short ((of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range) "a short memory"
- S: (adj) short (not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices) "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
- S: (adj) short (of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration) "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
- S: (adj) 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"
- S: (adj) short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic (lacking foresight or scope) "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
- S: (adj) short (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"
- S: (adj) brusque, brusk, curt, short (marked by rude or peremptory shortness) "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
- S: (adv) abruptly, suddenly, short, dead (quickly and without warning) "he stopped suddenly"
- S: (adv) short (without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold) "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
- S: (adv) short (clean across) "the car's axle snapped short"
- S: (adv) short (at some point or distance before a goal is reached) "he fell short of our expectations"
- S: (adv) short (so as to interrupt) "She took him up short before he could continue"
- S: (adv) short, unawares (at a disadvantage) "I was caught short"
- S: (adv) curtly, short, shortly (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"