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1. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r
b. (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed
2. (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat
3. a drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer
4. Phonetics Prosody a short vowel or syllable
5. a short film, usually of a factual nature
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short

[shȯrt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
In plastics injection molding, the failure to fill the mold completely. Also known as short shot.
(ordnance)
A bomb or projectile hit short of the target.
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short

1. Said of a piece of building material not up to specified length.
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short

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a short is two bytes and can be signed (-32K to +32K) or unsigned (64K). Contrast with long.
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As soon as he comes short for the ball the opposing centrehalf and back four will think 'thank you very much', and that happened far too much on Sunday.
As soon as he comes short for the ball the opposing centre-half and back four will think 'thank you very much', and that happened far too much on Sunday.
When our mate comes short of this, we get very upset and fantasise about what we might change.
The latest development comes short after Xiaomi reduced the price on its Mi4 16 GB and 64 GB variants in India by Rs.
"Foreign Minister EcavuE-oy-lu stressed that relations between Turkey and Mongolia are progressing in all fields, but bilateral trade volume comes short of expectations; mining, agriculture and energy shine as potential cooperation areas, and the beginning of Turkish Airlines' [THY] direct flights to Ulan Bator have great importance regarding further development of relations," the Foreign Ministry said in the statement revealing the details of the visit.
For all his class and skills, Kohli still comes short in a few areas, especially while dealing with the media.
The SJC's statement comes short after the Bulgarian Medical Association declared the budget of the National Insurance Fund (NZOK), which is running a huge deficit, can only cover its expenses until September.Doctors were however envisaging budgets allocated to hospitals and put aside for healthcare expenditure.
Going by the specifications, HTC Desire 310, marginally comes short against the popular (http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/537392/20140205/motorola-motog-india-price-launch-5-february.htm) Motorola Moto G in terms of type of chipsets, camera and battery, but manages to salvage some pride with the inclusion of microSD slot, which is the only feature absent in the rival smartphone.
The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends oneself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if failing, at least fails while daring greatly, so that one's place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
First, Barber comes short of, in Manley's terms, "combining the existing works," relying as he does on easily accessible and often questionable sources.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.