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My view is that life is too short. I'm not being melodramatic or anything, but when your mother dies in your arms - just you and her, and it's one o'clock in the morning, and you're waiting for her to exhale - you just think, life's too bloody short to argue about the little things.
Saffron Aldridge

Meaning of "short" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHORT

Old English scort; related to Old Norse skortr a lack, skera to cut, Old High German scurz short.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHORT

short  [ʃɔːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHORT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Short is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb short in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES SHORT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Short

Short may refer to: ▪ Short, an attribute among fielding position modifiers in cricket ▪ Short, a partially smoked cigarette that has been saved for later use ▪ A short person, one of lower human height...

Definition of short in the English dictionary

The first definition of short in the dictionary is of little length; not long. Other definition of short is of little height; not tall. Short is also of limited duration.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHORT

PRESENT

Present
I short
you short
he/she/it shorts
we short
you short
they short
Present continuous
I am shorting
you are shorting
he/she/it is shorting
we are shorting
you are shorting
they are shorting
Present perfect
I have shorted
you have shorted
he/she/it has shorted
we have shorted
you have shorted
they have shorted
Present perfect continuous
I have been shorting
you have been shorting
he/she/it has been shorting
we have been shorting
you have been shorting
they have been shorting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I shorted
you shorted
he/she/it shorted
we shorted
you shorted
they shorted
Past continuous
I was shorting
you were shorting
he/she/it was shorting
we were shorting
you were shorting
they were shorting
Past perfect
I had shorted
you had shorted
he/she/it had shorted
we had shorted
you had shorted
they had shorted
Past perfect continuous
I had been shorting
you had been shorting
he/she/it had been shorting
we had been shorting
you had been shorting
they had been shorting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will short
you will short
he/she/it will short
we will short
you will short
they will short
Future continuous
I will be shorting
you will be shorting
he/she/it will be shorting
we will be shorting
you will be shorting
they will be shorting
Future perfect
I will have shorted
you will have shorted
he/she/it will have shorted
we will have shorted
you will have shorted
they will have shorted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been shorting
you will have been shorting
he/she/it will have been shorting
we will have been shorting
you will have been shorting
they will have been shorting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would short
you would short
he/she/it would short
we would short
you would short
they would short
Conditional continuous
I would be shorting
you would be shorting
he/she/it would be shorting
we would be shorting
you would be shorting
they would be shorting
Conditional perfect
I would have short
you would have short
he/she/it would have short
we would have short
you would have short
they would have short
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been shorting
you would have been shorting
he/she/it would have been shorting
we would have been shorting
you would have been shorting
they would have been shorting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you short
we let´s short
you short
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to short
Past participle
shorted
Present Participle
shorting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHORT


airport
ˈɛəˌpɔːt
bought
bɔːt
brought
brɔːt
caught
kɔːt
court
kɔːt
export
ˈɛkspɔːt
fort
fɔːt
forte
fɔːt
import
ɪmˈpɔːt
ort
ɔːt
ought
ɔːt
port
pɔːt
Porte
pɔːt
report
rɪˈpɔːt
resort
rɪˈzɔːt
sort
sɔːt
sport
spɔːt
support
səˈpɔːt
thought
θɔːt
transport
trænsˈpɔːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHORT

shorn
short account
short and curlies
short and sweet
short back and sides
short bill
short circuit
short column
short corner
short covering
short cut
short division
short for
short fuse
short haul
short head
short hundredweight
short jenny
short leg
short list

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHORT

a shingle short
caught short
cohort
cut a long story short
dehort
exhort
fall short
for short
go short
in short
Pepin the Short
redshort
sell short
ultrashort
whort

Synonyms and antonyms of short in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHORT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «short» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of short

Translation of «short» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHORT

Find out the translation of short to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of short from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «short» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

短的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

corto
570 millions of speakers

English

short
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَصِير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

короткий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

curto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংক্ষিপ্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

court
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pendek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kurz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

短い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

짧은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cekak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngắn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறுகிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लहान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kısa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

breve
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krótki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

короткий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scurt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοντός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kort
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kort
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kort
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of short

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHORT»

The term «short» is very widely used and occupies the 900 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHORT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «short» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «short» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about short

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHORT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word short.
1
Amanda Abbington
I sometimes don't wash my hair for two weeks. That's pretty disgusting. It's short, so sometimes it's easier to just wet it.
2
Saffron Aldridge
My view is that life is too short. I'm not being melodramatic or anything, but when your mother dies in your arms - just you and her, and it's one o'clock in the morning, and you're waiting for her to exhale - you just think, life's too bloody short to argue about the little things.
3
Henri Frederic Amiel
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
4
Hans Christian Andersen
Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.
5
Blake Anderson
I think sketch writing is a good spot for everyone to start because it requires you to develop characters, have a beginning, middle and end and have a bunch of jokes in a short amount of time.
6
Criss Angel
I worked 18 years to become an overnight success. Now MagicPlace.com will short circuit that process for people.
7
Leslie Banks
In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
8
Ben Bernanke
The central bank needs to be able to make policy without short term political concerns.
9
Selma Blair
I'm flatchested, I'm short, I'm brunette, I have droopy eyes, and so people have a hard time casting me as a 'beauty.'
10
Geoffrey Chaucer
The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHORT»

Discover the use of short in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to short and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crazy Busy: A (mercifully) Short Book about a (really) Big ...
Constant busyness is dangerous for our souls. In this short, honest, and often humorous book, DeYoung rejects the “busyness as usual” mindset, helping us to make time for the things that really matter.
Kevin DeYoung, 2013
2
African Short Stories
A selection of the best African stories written between 1960 and 1985.
Chinua Achebe, Catherine Lynette Innes, 1987
3
The Development of the American Short Story: An Historical ...
Highlights the writers who have contributed to the development of the American short story ranging from Washington Irving to O. Henry. Bibliogs
Fred Lewis Pattee, 1923
4
Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction
Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism.
Samir Okasha, 2002
5
A Short History of Medicine
This revised edition of Erwin H. Ackerknecht's classic volume is nowavailable in paperback, making the book especially suitable for classroom use.
Erwin H. Ackerknecht, 1982
6
The Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories
A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
Chinua Achebe, Catherine Lynette Innes, 1992
7
79 Short Essays on Design
Collects some of designer Michael Bierut's best essays on design, covering such topics as color-coded terrorism alerts, the cover of "Catcher in the Rye," the planet Saturn, and the town of Celebration, Florida.
Michael Bierut, 2007
8
Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
Linda Woodhead, 2004
9
Short and Scary!
Over forty stories in one book - all of them very, very short! None of the stories are more than two pages long, but each of them is special and thought-provoking.
Louise Cooper, 2002
10
A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity (1611/1612)
By the beginning of the twentieth century, only four known copies of the book survived. Now, thanks to the careful work of Richard Groves, Helwys's "The Mystery of Iniquity" is available in a reader-friendly edition.
Thomas Helwys, Richard Groves, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHORT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term short is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zing! Tina Fey and Martin Short Roast AFI Life Achievement Award …
Sure, Tina Fey and Martin Short are eternally devoted to comedy legend Steve Martin, who was honored with the American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement ... «People Magazine, Jun 15»
2
Senate approves short-term highway bill, sending it to Obama
But even that narrow agreement could be difficult to achieve, with Democrats vowing that the new two-month patch should be the absolute last short-term ... «The Hill, May 15»
3
Can Santa Monica — or anyplace else — enforce a ban on short
Santa Monica has thrust itself into the national uproar over short-term rentals with the most aggressive crackdown yet. City officials have explicitly outlawed ... «Los Angeles Times, May 15»
4
Columbus Short: Is The Former 'Scandal' Star Heading To 'Empire'?
Columbus Short, most well known for playing Harrison on Scandal, might be getting back into the television game in a major way. While promoting his new indie ... «Hollywood Life, Apr 15»
5
Curiosity rover on Mars benched after a short circuit
No more selfies for Curiosity -- for now, at least. The famous little Mars rover is taking a few days off after a short circuit on Feb. 27 set off its fault-protection ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
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Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling to Star in Financial …
Sources tell Variety that Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling have come on board to star in “The Big Short,” Paramount and Plan B's adaptation “The Big Short: ... «Variety, Jan 15»
7
Former 'Scandal' Star Columbus Short to Stand Trial for Felony Battery
Former “Scandal” star Columbus Short was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on a felony battery charge stemming from a March brawl in the parking lot of a Los ... «TheWrap, Dec 14»
8
Ex Scandal Star Columbus Short: 'I Was Struggling with Drugs'
"I'll be candid. I was struggling with drugs," Short, 32, told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday. "I had a lot on my plate, and you ... «People Magazine, Dec 14»
9
Here's when you'll get to see that 'Frozen' short film
If you want more "Frozen," plan to see "Cinderella" in March. Walt Disney Studios announced that its "Frozen"-inspired short film, "Frozen Fever," will bow in ... «CNN, Dec 14»
10
Judge Orders Columbus Short to Stay in California Amid Felony …
A judge on Tuesday ordered former Scandal star Columbus Short to remain in California until he resolves felony charges that he punched a man or else face a ... «People Magazine, Dec 14»

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