long vs short

long

Definitions

adverb

  1. for an extended distance
  2. for an extended time or at a distant time

adjective

  1. primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
  2. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
  3. primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
  4. having or being more than normal or necessary
  5. (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
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verb

  1. desire strongly or persistently

Examples

The buildings are usually gabled, with rows of tiles along the ridges of the roofs.

Intellectual Dublin seemed no longer to consist of writers, but of folk singers, bearded or otherwise.

Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails.

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short

Definitions

verb

  1. create a short circuit in
  2. cheat someone by not returning him enough money

adjective

  1. tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
  2. (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
  3. not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
  4. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
  5. of insufficient quantity to meet a need
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adverb

  1. in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
  2. without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
  3. quickly and without warning
  4. so as to interrupt
  5. at a disadvantage
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noun

  1. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  2. the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  3. accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

Examples

Sodium thiopental was used by most U.S. states as part of a lethal injection combination, but many have switched to an alternative drug called pentobarbital amid an ongoing shortage.

The cells divide and change until they have a head and short tail, like tadpoles.

This regime should have been more than adequate to demonstrate any significant short-term effects of reduced sleep.

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