Definitions For Short


  • The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  • The location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
  • To or at a point that is not as far as expected or desired : to a point not reaching what is needed for something
  • In a sudden manner
  • For or during a short time
  • Pants that end at or above the knees
  • A short movie
  • A small amount of liquor that you drink quickly


  • Create a short circuit in
  • Cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  • To cause (something) to have a short circuit
  • To stop working because of a short circuit


  • Marked by rude or peremptory shortness
  • Tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
  • Lacking foresight or scope
  • Of insufficient quantity to meet a need
  • Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so


  • (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
  • Primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
  • Of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
  • Not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
  • (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
  • Low in stature; not tall


  • Quickly and without warning
  • In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
  • At a disadvantage
  • So as to interrupt
  • At some point or distance before a goal is reached
  • Clean across
  • Without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

Is Short a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Short is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Short in a Sentence

  • One of my legs is slightly shorter than the other.
  • He is short for his age.
  • The shortest day of the year
  • He threw the ball short.
  • The bicyclist ahead of me unexpectedly pulled up short and I unavoidably plowed into him
  • The short before the main movie was very funny.
  • The lightning shorted the TV.
  • The hair dryer must have shorted.

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