What is the pronunciation of short?
English definition of “short”
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
be short (of sth) B1 to not have enough of something: to be short of space/time We're a bit short of coffee - I must 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?Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things short of breath › unable to breathe very well, for example because you have been running or doing some type of energetic exercise: She's always short of breath when she climbs the stairs.Breathing and stopping breathing be in short supply › to be few or not enough in number: Computers are in rather short supply in this office.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things 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).Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
short noun [C]
› informal for short circuitElectrical components and circuitryFaults and mistakes