What does the word short mean?

  • A word used, by anatomists, in opposition to long; and to distinguish parts from each other that have otherwise the same name.

Usage examples for short

  1. What if my arm is too short? – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  2. To be one hour, only one short half- hour without! – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. They left a short letter. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  4. In short you know what I mean. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  5. I find it short- lived. – The Apple by Various

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