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3 definitions found
 for Shorter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Short \Short\, a. [Compar. Shorter; superl. Shortest.] [OE.
     short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel.
     skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v.
     t. Cf. Shirt.]
     1. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a
        short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.
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              The bed is shorter than that a man can stretch
              himself on it.                        --Isa. xxviii.
                                                    20.
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     2. Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not
        protracted; as, short breath.
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              The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              To short absense I could yield.       --Milton.
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     3. Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as,
        a short supply of provisions, or of water.
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     4. Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily
        furnished; lacking; not coming up to a resonable, or the
        ordinary, standard; -- usually with of; as, to be short of
        money.
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              We shall be short in our provision.   --Shak.
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     5. Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a
        measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the
        trith.
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     6. Not distant in time; near at hand.
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              Marinell was sore offended
              That his departure thence should be so short.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              He commanded those who were appointed to attend him
              to be ready by a short day.           --Clarendon.
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     7. Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive;
        narrow; not tenacious, as memory.
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              Their own short understandings reach
              No farther than the present.          --Rowe.
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     8. Less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or
        equivalent; less (than); -- with of.
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              Hardly anything short of an invasion could rouse
              them again to war.                    --Landor.
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     9. Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short
        answer to the question.
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     10. (Cookery) Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth;
         crisp; as, short pastry.
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     11. (Metal) Brittle.
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     Note: Metals that are brittle when hot are called ?ot-short;
           as, cast iron may be hot-short, owing to the presence
           of sulphur. Those that are brittle when cold are called
           cold-short; as, cast iron may be cold-short, on account
           of the presence of phosphorus.
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     12. (Stock Exchange) Engaging or engaged to deliver what is
         not possessed; as, short contracts; to be short of stock.
         See The shorts, under Short, n., and To sell short,
         under Short, adv.
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     Note: In mercantile transactions, a note or bill is sometimes
           made payable at short sight, that is, in a little time
           after being presented to the payer.
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     13. (Phon.) Not prolonged, or relatively less prolonged, in
         utterance; -- opposed to long, and applied to vowels or
         to syllables. In English, the long and short of the same
         letter are not, in most cases, the long and short of the
         same sound; thus, the i in ill is the short sound, not of
         i in isle, but of ee in eel, and the e in pet is the
         short sound of a in pate, etc. See Quantity, and Guide
         to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]22, 30.
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     Note: Short is much used with participles to form numerous
           self-explaining compounds; as, short-armed,
           short-billed, short-fingered, short-haired,
           short-necked, short-sleeved, short-tailed,
           short-winged, short-wooled, etc.
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     At short notice, in a brief time; promptly.
  
     Short rib (Anat.), one of the false ribs.
  
     Short suit (Whist), any suit having only three cards, or
        less than three. --R. A. Proctor.
  
     To come short, To cut short, To fall short, etc. See
        under Come, Cut, etc.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "shorter":
     abated, ablated, attenuated, bated, belittled, consumed,
     contracted, curtailed, decreased, deflated, diminished, dissipated,
     dropped, eroded, fallen, less, lesser, lower, lowered,
     miniaturized, reduced, retrenched, scaled-down, shorn, shrunk,
     shrunken, smaller, watered-down, weakened, worn
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Shorter, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
     Population (2000):    355
     Housing Units (2000): 133
     Land area (2000):     1.722627 sq. miles (4.461584 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.722627 sq. miles (4.461584 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            70128
     Located within:       Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
     Location:             32.401397 N, 85.943326 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     36075
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Shorter, AL
      Shorter
  

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