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shimmery
adjective see shimmer II
shimmy
I. noun (plural shimmies) Date: 1837 1. [by alteration] chemise 2. [short for shimmy-shake] a jazz dance characterized by a shaking of the body from the shoulders down 3. ...
Shimoda
geographical name city & port Japan in S Honshu SW of Yokohama on Sagami Sea population 30,081
Shimonoseki
or formerly Bakan geographical name city & port Japan in SW Honshu on Shimonoseki Strait population 262,643
Shimonoseki Strait
geographical name strait Japan between Honshu & Kyushu connecting Inland Sea & Korea Strait
Shin
noun Etymology: Japanese, literally, truth Date: 1877 a major Japanese Buddhist sect that emphasizes salvation by faith in exclusive worship of Amida Buddha
shin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shine, from Old English scinu; akin to Old High German scina shin, Old English scīa shin, leg Date: before 12th century the front part of ...
shin splints
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1930 injury to and inflammation of the tibial and toe extensor muscles or their fasciae caused by repeated ...
Shina
noun Etymology: Shina ṣiṇā', from ṣiṇ speaker of Shina Date: 1854 an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Gilgit in northern Kashmir
Shinar
geographical name a country known to the early Hebrews as a plain in Babylonia; probably Sumer
shinbone
noun Date: before 12th century tibia 1
shindig
noun Etymology: probably alteration of shindy Date: 1842 1. a. a social gathering with dancing b. a usually large or lavish party 2. shindy 2
shindy
noun (plural shindys or shindies) Etymology: probably alteration of 1shinny Date: 1814 1. shindig 1 2. fracas, uproar
shine
I. verb (shone or shined; shining) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scīnan; akin to Old High German skīnan to shine and perhaps to Greek skia shadow Date: before ...
shiner
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that shines 2. a silvery fish; especially any of numerous small freshwater American cyprinid fishes (especially genus Notropis) — compare ...
shingle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English schingel, alteration of Old English scindel, from Medieval Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula Date: 13th century 1. a small thin ...
shingler
noun see shingle II
shingles
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Middle English schingles, by folk etymology from Medieval Latin cingulus, from Latin cingulum girdle — more at cingulum ...
shingly
adjective see shingle III
Shingon
noun Etymology: Japanese Date: 1727 an esoteric Japanese Buddhist sect claiming the achievement of Buddhahood in this life through prescribed rituals
shininess
noun see shiny
shining
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. emitting or reflecting light 2. bright and often splendid in appearance ; resplendent 3. possessing a distinguished quality ; ...
shinleaf
noun (plural shinleafs) Date: circa 1818 any of several wintergreens (especially Pyrola elliptica) with lustrous evergreen basal leaves and racemose white or pinkish flowers
shinnery
noun (plural -neries) Etymology: modification of Louisiana French chênière, from French chêne oak Date: 1901 a dense growth of small trees or an area of such growth; ...
shinney
noun see shinny I
shinny
I. noun also shinney Etymology: perhaps from 1shin Date: 1672 a variation of hockey played by children with a curved stick and a ball or block of wood; also the stick ...
shinplaster
noun Date: 1824 1. a piece of privately issued paper currency; especially one poorly secured and depreciated in value 2. a piece of fractional currency
Shinto
noun Etymology: Japanese shintō Date: 1727 the indigenous religion of Japan consisting chiefly in the cultic devotion to deities of natural forces and veneration of the ...
Shintoism
noun see Shinto
Shintoist
noun or adjective see Shinto
Shintoistic
adjective see Shinto
shiny
adjective (shinier; -est) Date: 1558 1. having a smooth glossy surface 2. a. bright with the rays of the sun ; sunshiny b. filled with light 3. rubbed or worn ...
ship
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scip; akin to Old High German skif ship Date: before 12th century 1. a. a large seagoing ...
ship biscuit
noun Date: 1797 hardtack — called also ship bread
ship bread
noun see ship biscuit
ship of state
Date: 1615 the affairs of a state symbolized as a ship on a course
ship of the line
Date: 1706 a large warship; specifically a square-rigged warship having at least two gun decks and designed to be positioned for battle in a line with other such ships
Ship Rock
geographical name isolated mountain 7178 feet (2188 meters) New Mexico in NW corner
ship's papers
noun plural Date: 1830 the papers a ship is legally required to carry for due inspection to show the character of the ship and cargo
shipboard
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. the side of a ship 2. ship II. adjective Date: 1857 existing or taking place on board a ship
shipborne
adjective Date: circa 1835 transported or designed to be transported by ship
shipbuilder
noun Date: circa 1700 one who designs or constructs ships • shipbuilding noun
shipbuilding
noun see shipbuilder
shipfitter
noun Date: 1941 1. one that fits together the structural members of ships and puts them into position for riveting or welding 2. a naval enlisted man who works in sheet ...
shiplap
noun Date: 1895 wooden sheathing in which the boards are rabbeted so that the edges of each board lap over the edges of adjacent boards to make a flush joint
Shipley
biographical name Jenny 1952- prime minister of New Zealand (1997-99)
shipload
noun Date: 1639 1. as much or as many as will fill or load a ship 2. an indefinitely large amount or number
shipman
noun Date: before 12th century 1. sailor, seaman 2. shipmaster
shipmaster
noun Date: 14th century the master or commander of a ship other than a warship
shipmate
noun Date: 1748 a fellow sailor
shipment
noun Date: 1799 1. the act or process of shipping 2. the goods shipped
shipowner
noun Date: circa 1530 the owner of a ship
shippable
adjective see ship II
shipper
noun Date: 1755 one that sends goods by any form of conveyance
shipping
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. passage on a ship b. ships c. the body of ships in one place or belonging to one port or country 2. the act or business of one that ...
shipping clerk
noun Date: circa 1858 one who is employed in a shipping room to assemble, pack, and send out or receive goods
shipshape
adjective Etymology: short for earlier shipshapen, from ship + shapen, archaic past participle of shape Date: 1769 trim, tidy
shipside
noun Date: 15th century the area adjacent to a ship; specifically a dock at which a ship loads or unloads passengers and freight
shipway
noun Date: 1834 the ways on which a ship is built
shipworm
noun Date: circa 1778 any of various marine clams (especially family Teredinidae) that have a shell used for burrowing in submerged wood and a wormlike body and that cause ...
shipwreck
I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier shipwrack, from Middle English schipwrak, from Old English scipwræc, from scip ship + wræc something driven by the sea — more at ...
shipwright
noun Date: before 12th century a carpenter skilled in ship construction and repair
shipyard
noun Date: 1647 a yard, place, or enclosure where ships are built or repaired
Shirakawa
biographical name Hideki 1936- Japanese chemist
Shiraz
I. noun Etymology: probably from French chiraz, alteration (influenced by Shiraz, city in Persia) of syrah, syrac Syrah Date: 1927 Syrah II. geographical name city SW ...
shire
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scīr office, shire; akin to Old High German scīra care Date: before 12th century 1. an administrative subdivision; ...
Shire
geographical name river 250 miles (400 kilometers) S Malawi & central Mozambique flowing from Lake Malawi S into the Zambezi
shire town
noun Date: 15th century 1. British a town that is the seat of the government of a shire 2. New England a town where a court of superior jurisdiction (as a circuit court or a ...
Shirer
biographical name William Lawrence 1904-1993 American author
shirk
verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1681 intransitive verb 1. to go stealthily ; sneak 2. to evade the performance of an obligation transitive verb avoid, evade
shirker
noun see shirk
Shirley
biographical name James 1596-1666 English dramatist
Shirley poppy
noun Etymology: Shirley vicarage, Croydon, England Date: 1886 a cultivated corn poppy with brightly colored usually white, pink, or red single or double flowers
shirr
transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1891 1. to draw (as cloth) together in a shirring 2. to bake (eggs removed from the shell) until set
shirring
noun Date: circa 1882 a decorative gathering (as of cloth) made by drawing up the material along two or more parallel lines of stitching
shirt
noun Etymology: Middle English shirte, from Old English scyrte; akin to Old Norse skyrta shirt, Old English scort short Date: before 12th century 1. a garment for the upper ...
shirt jacket
noun Date: 1879 a jacket designed in the style of a shirt — called also shirt-jac
shirt-jac
noun see shirt jacket
shirtdress
noun Date: 1943 a tailored dress patterned after a shirt and having buttons down the front
shirtfront
noun Date: 1838 the front of a shirt; also the part of a man's shirt not covered by coat or vest
shirting
noun Date: 1604 fabric suitable for shirts
shirtless
adjective see shirt
shirtmaker
noun Date: circa 1858 one that makes shirts
shirtsleeve
I. noun Date: circa 1566 the sleeve of a shirt II. adjective also shirtsleeves or shirtsleeved Date: 1842 1. a. being without a coat b. calling for the removal of ...
shirtsleeved
adjective see shirtsleeve II
shirtsleeves
adjective see shirtsleeve II
shirttail
I. noun Date: 1809 1. the part of a shirt that reaches below the waist especially in the back 2. something small or inadequate II. adjective Date: 1845 1. very young ; ...
shirtwaist
noun Date: 1879 a woman's tailored garment (as a blouse or dress) with details copied from men's shirts
shirty
adjective Date: 1846 chiefly British angry, irritated
shish kebab
noun Etymology: Turkish şişkebabı, from şiş spit + kebap roast meat Date: 1913 kebab cooked on skewers
Shishaldin
geographical name volcano 9372 feet (2856 meters) SW Alaska on Unimak Island; highest in Aleutian Range
shit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English *shit, from Old English scite; akin to Old English -scītan to defecate Date: circa 1526 1. usually vulgar feces 2. usually vulgar an act ...
shitake
variant of shiitake
shitless
adverb Date: 1936 usually vulgar to an extreme degree — used as an intensive especially with scare
shitload
noun Date: 1973 usually vulgar a very large amount ; lot
shittah
noun (plural shittahs or shittim) Etymology: Hebrew shiṭṭāh Date: 1611 a tree of uncertain identity but probably an acacia (as Acacia seyal) from the wood of which the ...
shittimwood
noun Etymology: Hebrew shiṭṭīm (plural of shiṭṭāh) + English wood Date: 1588 1. the wood of the shittah tree 2. any of several trees (genus Bumelia, especially B. ...
shitty
adjective see shit I
shiv
noun Etymology: alteration of chiv, of unknown origin Date: 1915 slang knife
Shiva
also Siva noun Etymology: Sanskrit Śiva Date: 1788 the god of destruction and regeneration in the Hindu sacred triad — compare Brahma, Vishnu
shiva
noun see shivah
shivah
or shiva; also shive noun Etymology: Hebrew shibh‘āh seven (days) Date: 1875 a traditional seven-day period of mourning the dead that is observed in Jewish homes — often ...
shivaree
noun Etymology: modification of French charivari — more at charivari Date: 1843 a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple • shivaree transitive verb
shive
noun see shivah
shiver
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old High German scivaro splinter Date: 13th century one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden ...
shivery
I. adjective Date: 1683 easily broken into shivers II. adjective Date: 1747 1. characterized by shivers 2. causing shivers
Shizuoka
geographical name city Japan in central Honshu near Suruga Bay SW of Shimizu population 472,199
Shkodër
geographical name city NW Albania population 81,800
shlemiel
variant of schlemiel
shlep
variant of schlep
shlepp
verb see schlep
shlock
variant of schlock
shlocky
adjective see schlock
shlub
variant of schlub
shm-
— see schm-
shmooze
verb see schmooze I
Shoah
noun Etymology: Modern Hebrew shō'āh, literally, catastrophe, from Hebrew Date: 1967 holocaust 3a
shoal
I. adjective Etymology: alteration of Middle English shold, from Old English sceald — more at skeleton Date: circa 1554 shallow II. noun Date: 1555 1. shallow 2. a ...
shoat
noun Etymology: Middle English schot, shote projectile, young branch, young weaned pig — more at shoot Date: 15th century a young hog and especially one that has been weaned
shock
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle High German schoc heap Date: 14th century a pile of sheaves of grain or stalks of Indian corn set up in a field with the ...
shock absorber
noun Date: 1906 any of several devices for absorbing the energy of sudden impulses or shocks in machinery or structures
shock front
noun Date: 1949 the advancing edge of a shock wave
shock jock
noun Date: 1986 a radio personality noted for provocative or inflammatory commentary
shock therapy
noun Date: 1917 the treatment of mental disorder by the artificial induction of coma or convulsions through use of drugs or electric current — called also shock treatment
shock treatment
noun see shock therapy
shock troops
noun plural Date: 1917 1. troops especially suited and chosen for offensive work because of their high morale, training, and discipline 2. a group of people militant in ...
shock tube
noun Date: 1949 a usually enclosed tube in which experimental shock waves are produced as a result of the rupturing of a diaphragm separating two chambers containing a gas or ...
shock wave
noun Date: 1907 1. a compressional wave of high amplitude caused by a shock (as from an earthquake or explosion) to the medium through which the wave travels 2. a violent ...
shockable
adjective see shock IV
shocker
noun Date: circa 1824 one that shocks; especially something horrifying or offensive (as a sensational film or work of fiction)
shocking
adjective Date: 1655 extremely startling, distressing, or offensive • shockingly adverb
shocking pink
noun Date: 1938 a striking, vivid, bright, or intense pink
shockingly
adverb see shocking
Shockley
biographical name William Bradford 1910-1989 American physicist
shockproof
adjective Date: 1911 1. incapable of being shocked 2. a. resistant to damage by shock b. unlikely to cause shock ; protectively insulated
shod
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of shoen to shoe, from Old English scōgan, from scōh shoe — more at shoe Date: 13th century 1. a. wearing ...
shoddily
adverb see shoddy II
shoddiness
noun see shoddy II
shoddy
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1832 1. a. a reclaimed wool from materials that are not felted that is of better quality and longer staple than mungo b. a ...
shoe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shoo, from Old English scōh; akin to Old High German scuoh shoe Date: before 12th century 1. a. an outer covering for the human foot ...
shoe tree
noun Date: 1827 a foot-shaped device for inserting in a shoe to preserve its shape
shoe-leather
adjective Date: 1951 involving or using basic, direct, or old-fashioned methods
shoebill
noun Date: 1861 a large gray wading bird (Balaeniceps rex) related to the storks and herons that inhabits wetlands of eastern Africa and has a thick broad bill
shoeblack
noun Date: 1751 bootblack
shoehorn
I. noun Date: 1589 a curved piece (as of horn, wood, or metal) used in putting on a shoe II. transitive verb Date: 1859 1. to force to be included or admitted 2. to ...
shoelace
noun Date: circa 1647 a lace or string for fastening a shoe
shoeless
adjective see shoe I
shoemaker
noun Date: 14th century a person whose occupation is making or repairing shoes
Shoemaker
biographical name Eugene Merle 1928-1997 American planetary geologist
shoepac
or shoepack noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Delaware Jargon (Delaware-based pidgin) seppock shoe, from Delaware (Unami dialect) čípahkɔ shoes Date: 1731 a ...
shoepack
noun see shoepac
shoestring
I. noun Date: 1616 1. shoelace 2. [from shoestrings being a typical item sold by itinerant vendors] a small sum of money ; capital inadequate or barely adequate to the needs ...
shoestring catch
noun Date: 1926 a catch (as in baseball) made very close to the feet
shofar
noun (plural shofroth) Etymology: Hebrew shōphār Date: 1833 a ram's-horn trumpet blown by the ancient Hebrews in battle and during religious observances and used in modern ...
shog
I. verb (shogged; shogging) Etymology: Middle English shoggen, shaggen; probably akin to Middle Dutch schocken to shake, jolt Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. chiefly ...
shogun
noun Etymology: Japanese shōgun Date: 1727 one of a line of military governors ruling Japan until the revolution of 1867-68 • shogunal adjective • shogunate noun
shogunal
adjective see shogun
shogunate
noun see shogun
shoji
noun (plural shoji; also shojis) Etymology: Japanese shōji Date: 1880 a paper screen serving as a wall, partition, or sliding door
Sholapur
or Solapur geographical name city W India in SE Maharashtra SE of Bombay population 514,461
Sholokhov
biographical name Mikhail Aleksandrovich 1905-1984 Soviet (Russian-born) novelist
sholom
variant of shalom
Shona
noun (plural Shona or Shonas) Date: circa 1895 1. a member of any of a group of Bantu peoples of Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique 2. the group of languages spoken by the ...
shone
past and past participle of shine
shoo
I. interjection Etymology: Middle English schowe Date: 15th century — used especially in driving away an unwanted animal II. transitive verb Date: circa 1798 to scare, ...
shoo-in
noun Date: 1937 one that is a certain and easy winner
shoofly
noun Etymology: 1shoo + fly Date: 1886 1. a child's rocker having the seat built on or usually between supports representing an animal figure 2. any of several plants held ...
shoofly pie
noun Date: 1924 a rich pie of Pennsylvania Dutch origin made of molasses or brown sugar sprinkled with a crumbly mixture of flour, sugar, and butter
shook
I. past or chiefly dialect past participle of shake II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1796 1. a. a set of staves and headings for one hogshead, cask, or barrel ...
shook-up
adjective Date: 1897 nervously upset ; agitated
shoon
chiefly dialect plural of shoe
shoot
I. verb (shot; shooting) Etymology: Middle English sheten, shoten, shuten, from Old English scēotan; akin to Old Norse skjōta to shoot Date: before 12th century transitive ...
shoot at
or shoot for phrasal to aim at ; strive for
shoot down
transitive verb Date: 1657 1. to cause to fall by shooting ; especially to kill in this way 2. to put an end to ; defeat, reject 3. deflate, ridicule 4. discredit ...
shoot for
phrasal see shoot at
shoot from the hip
phrasal to act or speak hastily without consideration of the consequences
shoot one's bolt
phrasal to exhaust one's capabilities and resources
shoot one's cuffs
phrasal to tug one's shirt cuffs below those of one's coat
shoot oneself in the foot
phrasal to act against one's own best interests
shoot the breeze
phrasal to converse idly ; gossip
shoot the shit
phrasal usually vulgar to shoot the breeze
shoot the works
phrasal 1. to venture all one's capital on one play 2. to put forth all one's efforts
shoot up
verb Date: 1890 transitive verb 1. to shoot or shoot at especially recklessly 2. to inject (a narcotic drug) into a vein intransitive verb to inject a narcotic into ...
shoot-'em-up
noun Date: 1947 a movie, television show, or computer game with much shooting and bloodshed
shoot-out
noun Date: 1948 1. a battle fought with handguns or rifles 2. something resembling a shoot-out; broadly showdown 3. a shooting competition in overtime that is used to ...
shoot-the-chutes
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1920 an amusement ride consisting of a steep incline down which boats slide into a pool at the bottom
shoot-up
noun see shoot up
shootaround
noun Date: 1978 a usually informal basketball practice session
shooter
noun Date: 13th century 1. one that shoots: as a. a person who fires a missile-discharging device (as a rifle or bow) b. the person who is shooting or whose turn it is ...
shooting gallery
noun Date: 1836 1. a usually covered range equipped with targets for practice with firearms 2. slang a place where one can obtain narcotics and shoot up
shooting guard
noun Date: 1977 a guard in basketball whose chief role is as an outside shooter
shooting iron
noun Date: 1775 firearm; especially handgun
shooting script
noun Date: circa 1929 1. the final completely detailed version of a motion-picture script in which scenes are grouped in the order most convenient for shooting 2. the final ...
shooting star
noun Date: 1593 1. a visual meteor appearing as a temporary streak of light in the night sky 2. any of several North American perennial herbs (genus Dodecatheon, especially ...
shooting stick
noun Date: 1926 a spiked stick with a top that opens into a seat
shop
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English shoppe, from Old English sceoppa booth; akin to Old High German scopf shed Date: 14th century 1. a handicraft ...
shop steward
noun Date: 1904 a union member elected as the union representative of a shop or department in dealings with the management
shop-soiled
adjective Date: 1898 British shopworn
shopaholic
noun Date: 1983 one who is extremely or excessively fond of shopping
shopgirl
noun Date: 1798 a woman employed to sell merchandise especially in a store
shopkeeper
noun Date: 1530 storekeeper 2
shoplift
verb Etymology: back-formation from shoplifter Date: 1820 intransitive verb to steal displayed goods from a store transitive verb to steal (displayed goods) from a store
shoplifter
noun Date: 1680 one who shoplifts
shoppe
noun see shop I, 2b
shopper
noun Date: 1860 1. one who shops 2. one whose occupation is shopping as an agent for customers or for an employer 3. a usually free paper carrying advertising and ...
shopping bag
noun Date: 1886 a bag (as of strong paper) that has handles and is intended for carrying purchases
shopping center
noun Date: 1898 a group of retail stores and service establishments usually with ample parking facilities and usually designed to serve a community or neighborhood — called ...
shopping list
noun Date: 1913 a list of items to be purchased; broadly a list of related items
shopping mall
noun Date: 1959 mall 3
shopping plaza
noun see shopping center
shoptalk
noun Date: 1881 the jargon or subject matter peculiar to an occupation or a special area of interest
shopwindow
noun Date: 15th century a display window of a store
shopworn
adjective Date: 1838 1. faded, soiled, or otherwise impaired by remaining too long in a store 2. stale from excessive use or familiarity 3. worn-out
shore
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English *scor; akin to Middle Low German schōr foreland and perhaps to Old English scieran to cut — more ...
shore dinner
noun Date: 1892 a dinner consisting chiefly of seafoods
shore leave
noun Date: 1888 a leave of absence to go on shore granted to a sailor or naval officer
shore patrol
noun Date: 1917 1. a branch of a navy that exercises guard and police functions — compare military police 2. petty officers detailed to perform police duty while a ship is ...
shorebird
noun Date: circa 1672 any of a suborder (Charadrii) of birds (as a plover or sandpiper) that frequent the seashore
Shoreditch
geographical name former metropolitan borough N central London, England, now part of Hackney
shorefront
noun Date: 1919 land along a shore; specifically beachfront
shoreline
noun Date: 1852 1. the line where a body of water and the shore meet 2. the strip of land along the shoreline
Shoreline
geographical name city W central Washington N of Seattle population 53,025
Shoreview
geographical name city E Minnesota population 25,924
shoreward
or shorewards adverb Date: circa 1691 toward the shore
shorewards
adverb see shoreward
shoring
noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of supporting with or as if with a prop 2. a system or group of shores
shorn
past participle of shear
short
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sceort; akin to Old High German scurz short, Old Norse skortr lack Date: before 12th century 1. a. having little ...
short ballot
noun Date: 1909 a ballot limiting the number of elective offices to the most important legislative and executive posts and leaving minor positions to be filled by appointment
short circuit
noun Date: 1854 a connection of comparatively low resistance accidentally or intentionally made between points on a circuit between which the resistance is normally much ...
short division
noun Date: 1851 mathematical division in which the successive steps are performed without writing out the remainders
short fuse
noun Date: 1958 a tendency to get angry easily ; a quick temper
short hundredweight
noun Date: 1924 hundredweight 1
short line
noun Date: circa 1917 a transportation system (as a railroad) operating over a relatively short distance
short list
noun Date: 1927 a limited list of important items or individuals; especially a list of candidates for final consideration (as for a position or a prize) • short-list ...
short loin
noun Date: circa 1923 a portion of the hindquarter of beef immediately behind the ribs that is usually cut into steaks — see beef illustration
short of
Date: 1560 preposition other than; especially of a lesser degree than
short ribs
noun plural Date: 1611 a cut of beef consisting of rib ends between the rib roast and the plate — see beef illustration
short run
noun Date: 1879 a relatively brief period of time — often used in the phrase in the short run • short-run adjective
short shrift
noun Date: 1594 1. barely adequate time for confession before execution 2. a. little or no attention or consideration b. quick work — usually used in the phrase ...
short sight
noun Date: circa 1829 myopia
short story
noun Date: 1877 an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of ...
short subject
noun Date: 1944 a brief often documentary or educational film
short ton
noun Date: 1881 — see weight table
short weight
noun Date: 1789 weight less than the stated weight or less than one is charged for
short-circuit
transitive verb Date: 1867 1. to apply a short circuit to or establish a short circuit in 2. bypass 2 3. frustrate, impede
short-day
adjective Date: 1920 responding to or relating to a short photoperiod — used especially of a plant; compare day-neutral, long-day
short-eared owl
noun Date: 1766 a medium-sized nearly cosmopolitan owl (Asio flammeus) that has very short ear tufts and usually nests on the ground
short-grass prairie
noun Date: 1844 prairie 2b
short-haired
adjective see shorthair
short-haul
adjective Date: 1895 traveling or involving a short distance
short-horned grasshopper
noun Date: circa 1890 any of a family (Acrididae) of grasshoppers with short antennae
short-list
transitive verb see short list
short-lived
adjective Date: 1588 not living or lasting long
short-nosed cattle louse
noun Date: 1942 a large bluish sucking louse (Haematopinus eurysternus) that attacks domestic cattle
short-order
adjective Date: 1920 preparing or serving food that can be cooked quickly to a customer's order
short-range
adjective Date: 1869 1. involving or taking into account a short period of time 2. relating to or fit for short distances
short-run
adjective see short run
short-spoken
adjective Date: 1865 curt
short-stop
noun Date: 1936 stop bath
short-tempered
adjective Date: 1877 having a quick temper
short-term
adjective Date: 1901 1. occurring over or involving a relatively short period of time 2. a. of, relating to, or constituting a financial operation or obligation based on ...
short-weight
transitive verb Date: 1926 to defraud with short weight
short-winded
adjective Date: 15th century 1. affected with or characterized by shortness of breath 2. a. brief b. broken up into short units

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