1.Definition: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
"A short memory"
2.Definition: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
"Short skirts", "Short hair", "The board was a foot short", "A short toss"
3.Definition: lacking foresight or scope
"A short view of the problem", "Shortsighted policies", "Shortsighted critics derided the plan"
4.Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
"Regularly gives short weight"
5.Definition: low in stature; not tall
"He was short and stocky", "Short in stature", "A short smokestack"
6.Definition: marked by rude or peremptory shortness
"The salesgirl was very short with him"
7.Definition: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
"A short sale", "Short in cotton"
8.Definition: of insufficient quantity to meet a need
"Money is short", "On short rations", "Food is in short supply", "Short on experience"
9.Definition: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
"The English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
10.Definition: 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"
11.Definition: 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"