Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “short time”

short time

noun [U]     (also reduced time)
a situation in which the people who work at a factory or in an office work fewer days or hours than usual for less money because there is not much work to do: He's been put on short time because business is so quiet.Employment status and types of work
(Definition of short time noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of short time

More definitions for “short time”

Definitions of “short time” in other dictionaries

Translations of “short time”

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More