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short

adjective (DISTANCE)    /ʃɔːt/ US  /ʃɔːrt/
A1 small in length , distance , or height : a short skirt Her hair is much shorter than it used to be. It's only a short walk to the station . I'm quite short but my brother's very tall .Low, short and shallow B2 describes a name that is used as a shorter form of a name : Her name's Jo - it's short for Josephine. Her name's Josephine, or Jo for short.Low, short and shallow Grammar:Low or short?We use low for things which are not high, or which are close to the ground or to the bottom of something: shortness     /ˈʃɔːt.nəs/ US  /ˈʃɔːrt-/ noun [U] shortness of time The disease may cause sweating , nausea , vomiting , and shortness of breath (= difficulties in breathing ).Breathing and stopping breathingShort in timeTemporaryWeighing and measuringLow, short and shallowWeighing and measuring
(Definition of short adjective (DISTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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