Definition of SHORTING

verb : SHORTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : SHORTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss" ;

  • 3. (

    ) low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton" ;

  • 7. (

    ) of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration; "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short" ;

  • 8. (

    ) less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him" ;


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