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Shorthand

ˈʃɔːt.hænd

Meanings of Shorthand:

noun

A method of rapid writing by means of abbreviations and symbols, used especially for taking dictation. the major systems of shorthand currently in use are those devised in 1837 by sir isaac pitman and (in the us) in 1888 by john r. gregg (1867–1948).

Usage examples:

He took notes in shorthand

Shorthand-typist

ˌʃɔːt.hænd ˈtaɪ.pɪst

Meanings of Shorthand-typist:

noun

Someone who types letters, documents, etc. and does shorthand as the main part of their job

Usage examples:

She started her working life as a shorthand typist.

Shorthanded

ˌʃɔːtˈhæn.dɪd

Meanings of Shorthanded:

adjective

Not having enough or the usual number of staff or crew.

Usage examples:

The kitchen was a bit short-handed

Shorthorn

ˈʃɔːt.hɔːn

Meanings of Shorthorn:

noun

An animal of a breed of cattle with short horns.

Usage examples:

The cattle judges were from a federal agency that knew all cattle and not just the longhorns and sh…

Shorthorns

ˈʃɔːt.hɔːn

Meanings of Shorthorns:

noun

An animal of a breed of cattle with short horns.

Usage examples:

The cattle judges were from a federal agency that knew all cattle and not just the longhorns and sh…

Meanings of Shortie:

noun

A person who is shorter than average (often used as a nickname).

Usage examples:

Even shorties like brain and i had to be careful not to bang our heads

Shorties

ˈʃɔː.ti

Meanings of Shorties:

noun

A person who is shorter than average (often used as a nickname).

Usage examples:

Even shorties like brain and i had to be careful not to bang our heads

Shorting

ˈʃɔːtɪŋ

Meanings of Shorting:

verb

Short-circuit or cause to short-circuit.

Usage examples:

The electrical circuit had shorted out
adjective

Measuring a small distance from end to end.

Usage examples:

Short dark hair
adverb

(chiefly in sport) at, to, or over a relatively small distance.

Usage examples:

You go deep and you go short
noun

A drink of spirits served in a small measure.

Usage examples:

Nicholas said he had drunk about six shorts and other alcohol and had taken heroin in the hours lea…

Shortish

ˈʃɔː.tɪʃ

Meanings of Shortish:

adjective

Fairly short

Usage examples:

She has shortish black hair., "is it a short film?" "well, shortish."

Shortly

ˈʃɔːt.li

Meanings of Shortly:

adverb

In a short time; soon.

Usage examples:

The new database will shortly be available for consultation

Meanings of Shortness:

noun

The quality of being relatively small in height or length.

Usage examples:

Because of my shortness i had to crane my head to see

Shorts

ʃɔːts

Meanings of Shorts:

verb

A drink of spirits served in a small measure.

plural noun

Short trousers that reach only to the knees or thighs.

Usage examples:

Cycling shorts
noun

Government bonds that are paid back in a short time, usually less than two years

Usage examples:

Currently he has no nasdaq 100 shorts

Shortsighted

ˌʃɔːtˈsaɪ.tɪd

Meanings of Shortsighted:

adjective

Unable to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes.

Usage examples:

He is short-sighted and has worn glasses since the age of ten

Meanings of Shortsightedly:

adverb

In a way that does not think enough about how an action will affect the future

Usage examples:

Shortsightedly, the central government has reduced its contributions dramatically., the regime shor…

Shortsightedness

ˌʃɔːtˈsaɪ.tɪd.nəs

Meanings of Shortsightedness:

noun

The quality of being short-sighted; inability to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes.

Usage examples:

Laser eye surgery to correct short-sightedness

Shortstop

ˈʃɔːt.stɒp

Meanings of Shortstop:

noun

A fielder positioned between second and third base.

Usage examples:

I hacked a ball to shortstop

Shortstops

ˈʃɔːt.stɒp

Meanings of Shortstops:

noun

A fielder positioned between second and third base.

Usage examples:

I hacked a ball to shortstop

Meanings of Shortwave:

noun

A radio wave of a wavelength between about 10 and 100 m (and a frequency of about 3 to 30 mhz).

Usage examples:

A short-wave transmitter

Meanings of Shortwaves:

noun

A radio wave that is smaller than that used in standard broadcasting and that can only be broadcast using a special radio

Shorty

ˈʃɔː.ti

Meanings of Shorty:

noun

A person who is shorter than average (often used as a nickname).

Usage examples:

Even shorties like brain and i had to be careful not to bang our heads

Meanings of Shoshone:

noun

A member of a north american people living chiefly in wyoming, idaho, and nevada.

Usage examples:

The next day lewis walked ahead with three men to find the shoshones and horses for portage.
adjective

Relating to the shoshone or their language.

Usage examples:

I thank god that my grandfather left behind such a testimony for his shoshone people.

Shoshonean

ʃəˈʃəʊnɪən

Meanings of Shoshonean:

adjective

Relating to or denoting a branch of the uto-aztecan language family that includes comanche and shoshone.

Usage examples:

The northern paiutes speak a shoshonean language, while that spoken by the owens valley paiutes is …
noun

The shoshonean languages.

Usage examples:

Other indian groups of the u.s. who speak shoshonean are the paiutes, goshutes, shoshones, bannocks…

Meanings of Shot:

noun

The firing of a gun or cannon.

Usage examples:

Mulder killed him with a single shot
adjective

Past and past participle of shoot.

verb

Kill or wound (a person or animal) with a bullet or arrow.

Usage examples:

He was shot in the leg during an armed robbery

Meanings of Shot-in-the-arm:

idiom

Something that has a sudden, strong, positive effect on something

Usage examples:

Winning this award has been a big shot in the arm for the students.

Meanings of Shot-out:

phrasal verb

If opposing groups or people armed with guns shoot it out, they shoot at each other until one of the groups or people is dead or defeated.

verb

In a sports game, to throw, kick, or hit the ball or puck (= disc used in ice hockey instead of a ball) at the goal more often than your opponent, or to be more successful at throwing, kicking, or hitting the ball or puck into the goal

Usage examples:

The united states dominated the contest and outshot their opponents 23–2., they outshot the devils …

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