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short

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

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.

short

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

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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You will never go short of friends and I do see happiness.
However, a better value option is to go short of Boro's first goal time at 59.
Now, with this ash falling, we have been told that fruit and veg may go short and I bet the price will go up.
Barn owls will go short of food for small mammals have drowned and the likelihood is that wildflowers will have perished in the rotting vegetation, so bees will go short of nectar.
The subject is a good-sized regional bank, an institution that has grown more sophisticated in terms of the use of the trading book and more willing to purchase as well as go short OTC derivatives for both interest rate and credit risk management.
I never go short of partners, but if they start showing interest in more than sex I go off them.
"That's as high as you can go short of outer space," says team spokesman Kevin Roark.
The thing that a lot of novice investors forget is that you have keep your portfolio fully hedged: If you're going to be buying HBO, then you have to be shorting MAX; if you're going to go long ESPN, you have to go short WGN."
Effectively trying to go short volatility while it was rising at a rate rarely seen in market history may have contributed significantly to volatility blowing out to a single-day record percentage increase.
The millionaires running the out campaign won't go short, it is the less well off who have already had cuts imposed upon them who will find things even harder.
WITH Sir Tom, Dame Shirley and Charlotte among our most famous sons and daughters - not to mention the 70,000-odd would-be choristers at the Millennium Stadium every Six Nations matchday - you'd be forgiven for thinking South Wales could never go short of a singer.