short Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “short” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "short" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

shortadjective

uk   /ʃɔːt/  us   /ʃɔːrt/
  • short adjective (DISTANCE)

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 ​fairly short but my brother's very ​tall.
B2 used to say that a ​name is used as a shorter ​form of another ​name: Her name's Jo - it's short for Josephine. Her name's Josephine, or Jo for short.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • short adjective (TIME)

A1 being an ​amount of ​time that is less than ​average or ​usual: a short ​film/​visit He's ​grown so much in such a short ​time. I ​work much ​better if I take a short ​break every ​hour or so.
A2 Short ​books, ​letters, and other ​examples of writing do not ​contain many words and do not take much ​time to ​read: It's a very short ​book - you'll ​read it in an ​hour.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • short adjective (LACKING)

be short (of/on sth)

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

B1 to not have enough of something: to be short ofspace/​time We're short oncoffee - I'd ​better get some more. The ​bill comes to £85, but we're £15 short. I'm a little short (= I do not have much ​money) this ​week - could you ​lend me ten ​dollars?
short of breath
unable to ​breathe very well, for ​example because you have been ​running or doing some ​type of ​energeticexercise: She's always short of ​breath when she ​climbs the ​stairs.
be in short supply
to be few or not enough in ​number: Free ​desks are in short ​supply in this ​office.
go short mainly UK
to not have something, ​especially when it is something you need in ​order to ​live: My ​parents didn't have much ​money, but they made ​sure we didn't go short (of anything).
shortness
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɔːt.nəs/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt.nəs/
shortness of ​time The ​disease may ​causesweating, ​nausea, ​vomiting, and shortness of ​breath (= difficulties in ​breathing).

shortnoun [C]

uk   /ʃɔːt/  us   /ʃɔːrt/
  • short noun [C] (DRINK)

UK informal (US shot) a ​drink of ​spirits (= ​type of ​strongalcohol) without ​water or any other ​liquidadded: She only ​drinks shorts, never ​wine or ​beer.
  • short noun [C] (FILM)

a short ​film, ​especially one made for ​showing before the ​mainfilm at a ​cinema

shortverb [I or T]

uk   /ʃɔːt/  us   /ʃɔːrt/

shortadverb

uk   /ʃɔːt/  us   /ʃɔːrt/

short-prefix

uk   /ʃɔːt-/  us   /ʃɔːrt-/
(Definition of short from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "short" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

shortadjective

 us   /ʃɔrt/
  • short adjective (LENGTH)

[-er/-est only] having little ​length, ​distance, or ​height: Short ​hair is back in ​style. It’s only a short ​walk to the ​store.
  • short adjective (TIME)

[-er/-est only] of a ​smallamount of ​time, or less than the ​average or ​usualamount of ​time: Mary Lou was here a short while ago. There will be a short ​delay in the ​flight while we ​load a few more ​bags.
  • short adjective (LACKING)

[not gradable] not ​reaching a ​desiredamount or ​level; ​lacking: The ​bill comes to $85, but we’re $15 short.

shortadverb

 us   /ʃɔrt/
  • short adverb (LENGTH)

[-er/-est only] in a way that makes something short in ​length, ​distance, or ​height: She ​decided to ​cut her ​hair short.
  • short adverb (TIME)

[not gradable] before the ​arranged or ​expectedtime or ​place: I ​started to say something, but he ​cut me short (= ​stopped me from ​continuing).
(Definition of short from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "short" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations

shortadjective

uk   us   /ʃɔːt/
[not before a noun] not having enough of something that you need: be short of sth We are very short of ​staff and if we face a ​major incident we'll be ​stretched.be short on sth The ​Budget was short on announcements about ​personaltaxes.leave sth short of sth The rocky ​economy has ​left the ​state so short of ​money that it must ​cutspending.
[not before a noun] not ​available or not large enough in ​number or ​amount: The most common ways of ​ending an ​interview are saying that time is short. Those from ​well-off homes tend to be ​spendthrifteven when money is short.
less than a particular ​amount: short of sth The ​charityraised just short of €7m last ​year.
STOCK MARKET used to describe the ​selling of ​shares that you have ​borrowed, hoping that their ​price will ​fall before you ​buy them back and ​return them to their ​owner, making a ​profit: In a short ​sale, an ​investor can ​sellstock he doesn't own, hoping to ​buy the ​shares at a ​cheaperprice later on.
used to describe a shorter ​form of a ​name or word: short for sth Ami is short for artificial ​machineintelligence.for short Keep an ​eye on Canada's Northern Telecom, Nortel for short.
at short notice (US also on short notice)
with little ​warning: Many ​start-upcompanies need the freedom to ​hire and ​firestaff at short ​notice.
in short supply
not ​available in large ​amounts or ​numbers: Temporary ​workers are in short ​supply. If you can ​offertalents that are in short ​supply, you are in a ​strongposition.

shortadverb

uk   us   /ʃɔːt/
STOCK MARKET if you ​sellshares short, you ​sellshares that you have ​borrowed, hoping that their ​price will ​fall before you ​buy them back and ​return them to their ​owner, making a ​profit: The group's ​conservativegrowthportfolio isn't ​allowed to sellstocks short. A popular ​hedgefundmove is to go short.go short on sth Speculators are going short on the Hong Kong ​dollar.
run short
if you ​run short of something, you have too little of it ​left: The ​bank has been plagued for months by ​speculation that it is ​running short ofcapital.
if something ​runs short, there is little of it ​left: Time is for a ​deal to get done. In two months ​food will ​run short.

shortverb [T]

uk   us   /ʃɔːt/
STOCK MARKET to ​sellshares that you have ​borrowed, hoping that their ​price will ​fall before you ​buy them back and ​return them to their ​owner, so that you make a ​profit: As many as 27% of the company's ​shares have been shorted.
(Definition of short from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de short
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Aprende más 

Palabra del día

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Palabra del día

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Aprende más