Definition of Shorts

1. Noun. Trousers that end at or above the knee.

Exact synonyms: Short Pants, Trunks
Specialized synonyms: Bermuda Shorts, Jamaica Shorts, Hot Pants, Lederhosen
Generic synonyms: Pant, Trouser
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



2. Noun. Underpants worn by men.
Exact synonyms: Boxers, Boxershorts, Drawers, Underdrawers
Generic synonyms: Underpants
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

Definition of Shorts

1. Noun. (plural of short) ¹

2. Noun. Pants worn primarily in the summer that do not go lower than the knees. ¹

3. Noun. Underwear bottoms. ¹

4. Noun. Remnants, clippings, trimmings of production processes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shorts

1. short [v] - See also: short

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shorts

shortleaf
shortleaf pine
shortleaf yellow pine
shortlist
shortlisted
shortlistee
shortlistees
shortlisting
shortlists
shortlived
shortly
shortness
shortness of breath
shortnesses
shortribs
shorts (current term)
shortsheet
shortsheeted
shortsheeting
shortsheets
shortsighted
shortsightedly
shortsightedness
shortstop
shortstops
shortsword
shorttail
shorttail weasel
shortwave
shortwave diathermy machine

Literary usage of Shorts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pork-production by William Wesley Smith, Robert Alexander Craig (1920)
"Corn and tankage versus corn, shorts, and tankage. ... 1.560 1.793 411.65 corn 40.01 tankage 293.01 corn 111.02 shorts 33.14 tankage ..."

2. Pork-production by William Wesley Smith, Robert Alexander Craig (1920)
"Corn and tankage versus corn, shorts, and tankage. Although tankage is proved to be a more efficient supplement to corn than shorts or middlings, ..."

3. Street Railway Accounting: A Manual of Operating Practice for Electric Railways by Irville Augustus May (1917)
"The cashier will see that "overs" are returned to conductors as soon as possible, taking the money from the "shorts" or from receipts for tickets or cash ..."

4. Street Railway Accounting: A Manual of Operating Practice for Electric Railways by Irville Augustus May (1917)
"Collecting Conductors' "shorts" It is the duty of the division cashier to collect conductors' "shorts." As this matter often causes much annoyance in street ..."

5. Publications by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
"nated for state senator by the long hairs, and EH Heacock by the shorts. The shorts attributed the trouble to an alleged partial ruling by the chairman of ..."

6. The Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1906)
"extracted Angoras mated with 3 hybrid shorts produced 28 young, of which 17 had short coats and ... The Men- delian expectation is 14 shorts and 14 Angoras. ..."

7. The Modern Horse Doctor: Containing Practical Observations on the Causes by George H. Dadd (1856)
"SCALDED shorts. shorts, as they are familiarly termed, when scalded, make an excellent diet for sick animals. The usual method of preparation is, ..."

8. Mine Accounting and Cost Principles by Thomas Orrin McGrath (1921)
"OVERS AND shorts ON DELIVERIES It is not always possible to deliver the ... At the end of each month the amount of the overs and shorts are totaled and ..."

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