- As an abbreviation:
He's called Ed for short.
- In summary; briefly.
- An abbreviation of:
Ed is short for Edward.
- Having an inadequate supply of:
We're short of cash.
- Less than:
Nothing short of her best effort was required to make the team.
- The worst side of an unequal deal.
Other Word Forms of Short
Origin of Short
Middle English from Old English sceort, scort sker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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