Übersetzung von “short” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


adjectiveshort /ʃɔrt/
≠long; small in length
court/courte , petit/-ite

The skirt is too short.
La jupe est trop courte.

a short piece of string
un petit bout de ficelle

short hair
cheveux courts
≠long; quick or brief
court/courte , petit/-ite

a short walk in the woods
une petite promenade dans les bois

The movie was short.
Le film était court.
≠tall; (of a person) small in height

a short, plump lady
une petite dame replète
≠long; expressed or written using few words or letters
court/courte , bref/brève , concis/-ise

a short word beginning with 'b'
un mot court commençant par un "b"

a short speech
un bref discours
short for
a short version of
diminutif (n m)

Sam is short for Samantha or Samuel.
Sam est le diminutif de Samantha ou Samuel.
=curt; rude and impatient in the way you speak to sb

He was a little short with her.
Il a été un peu sec avec elle.
not having enough
à court de , qui manque de

short of money/food/time
à court d'argent / de nourriture / qui manque de temps
at short notice
without much warning
à la dernière minute

It's a job where you can be asked to go somewhere at very short notice.
C'est un travail où on peut vous demander d'aller quelque part à la dernière minute.


adverbshort /ʃɔrt/
not quite reaching a particular point
en dessous de , pas loin de

The final total came in just short of a million.
Le total final arrrive juste en dessous d'un milllion.
cut short
to stop sth earlier than planned

The singer has been forced to cut short her world tour.
La chanteuse a été obligée d'écourter sa tournée mondiale.
fall short of
to not reach a particular goal or standard
répondre aux attentes de

redevelopment plans that fell short of expectations
des projets de réaménagement qui n'ont pas répondu aux attentes
run short (of sth)
(of a supply) to not have much left
être à court de

We're running short of paper for the photocopier.
Nous sommes à court de papier pour le photocopieur.
short of
=besides; indicates the most extreme thing you could do
à moins de

Short of resigning, I have very few choices.
A moins de démissionner, j'ai très peu de choix.

(Übersetzung von “short” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


adjective /ʃoːt/

not long

You look nice with your hair short
Do you think my dress is too short?

not tall; smaller than usual

a short man.

not lasting long; brief

a short film
in a very short time
I’ve a very short memory for details.

not as much as it should be

When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.

(with of) not having enough (money etc)

à court de
Most of us are short of money these days.

(of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.

shortness noun

shortage /-tidʒ/ noun

a lack; the state of not having enough

manque, pénurie
a shortage of water.
shorten verb

to make or become shorter

The dress is too long – we’ll have to shorten it.
shortening noun

(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.

graisse végétale
shortly adverb


He will be here shortly
Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural

short trousers for men or women

a pair of shorts.
shortbread noun

a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.

short-change verb

to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.

tromper qqn en rendant la monnaie
short circuit (short-circuit)

shortcoming noun

a fault

You’ll have to forgive his shortcomings.
shortcut noun

a quicker way between two places

I’m in a hurry – I’ll take a shortcut across the field.
shorthand noun

a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.

short-handed adjective

having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.

à court de main-d’œuvre
short-list noun

a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.

liste des candidats sélectionnés
short-lived /-ˈlivd, (American) -ˈlaivd/ adjective

living or lasting only for a short time

short-lived insects
short-lived enthusiasm.
short-range adjective

not reaching a long distance

à courte portée
short-range missiles.

not covering a long time

à court terme
a short-range weather forecast.
short-sighted adjective

seeing clearly only things that are near

I don’t recognize people at a distance because I’m short-sighted.
short-sightedly adverb

sans prévoyance
short-sightedness noun

myopie; imprévoyance
short-tempered adjective

easily made angry

My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
short-term adjective

concerned only with the near future

à court terme
short-term plans.

lasting only a short time

à court terme
a short-term loan.
by a short head

by a very small amount

de justesse
His horse won by a short head.
for short

as an abbreviation

pour abréger
His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short

to cause oneself not to have enough of something

manquer (de)
Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we’ll go short (of milk).
in short

in a few words

In short, we desperately need to increase sales.
in short supply

not available in sufficient quantity

en quantité réduite
Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of

to dispose of very quickly

The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short

(of a supply) to become insufficient

commencer à manquer (de)
Our money is running short.

(with of) not to have enough

être à court de
We’re running short of money.
short and sweet

clair et net
His reply was short and sweet: ‘Get out!’ he shouted.
short for

an abbreviation of

abréviation de
‘Phone’ is short for ‘telephone
What is ‘Ltd.’ short for?
short of

not as far as or as much as

presque; juste avant
Our total came to just short of $1,000
We stopped five miles short of London.



not as far as intended

ne pas atteindre
The shot fell short.

(Übersetzung von “short” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)