Die Übersetzung von "short" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


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.

(Die Übersetzung von "short" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)