Definition of short
low in stature; not tall; "he was short
and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short
smokestack"; "a little
sounds or syllables of relatively short
duration; "the English vowel
sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
or scope; "a short view
of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before
he could continue"
at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
in a curt, abrupt
manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short
with everyone"; "he said
shortly that he didn't like