Definition of In short

1. Adverb. In a concise manner; in a few words. "To put it shortly"

Exact synonyms: Briefly, Concisely, In Brief, Shortly
Partainyms: Brief, Concise



Definition of In short

1. Prepositional phrase. As a summary; as a shortened version of what has been told or what would have been told. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of In Short

in retrospect
in return
in rilievo
in route
in saecula saeculorum
in safe custody(p)
in safe hands
in secret
in series
in series(p)
in service
in sha Allah
in shape
in sheets
in shock
in short (current term)
in short order
in short supply
in shorter order
in shortest order
in sight
in silence
in silico
in situ
in situ hybridisation
in situ hybridization
in situ nucleic acid hybridization
in small stages
in so far
in so far as

Literary usage of In short

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"in short, the people of Panama would have been deprived of the fulfilment of their ... in short, the obligation was one to a territory and not to any power; ..."

2. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"not only the most lovely, but the most commendable in a virtuous person. in short those who represent religion in so unami- able a light, are like the spies ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... with resinous dots on both surfaces: fls. greenish, in short terminal or axillary racemes; sepals ovate: caps about %in. long and somewhat broader, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"in short, the people of Panama would have been deprived of the fulfilment of their ... in short, the obligation was one to a territory and not to any power; ..."

5. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"not only the most lovely, but the most commendable in a virtuous person. in short those who represent religion in so unami- able a light, are like the spies ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... with resinous dots on both surfaces: fls. greenish, in short terminal or axillary racemes; sepals ovate: caps about %in. long and somewhat broader, ..."

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