• Shorter has several meanings:
  • as a place name
  • Shorter, Alabama, a town located in Macon County, Alabama, United States
  • as a personal name
  • Alan Shorter, Jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player
  • Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866–1918), Irish poet
  • Eli Sims Shorter (1823-1879), US Democrat
  • Frank Shorter (born 1947), American athlete
  • Jim Shorter, American football player
  • John Gill Shorter (1818–1872), American politician
  • Stuart Shorter, disabled homeless man from Cambridge, England, about whom the biography "Stuart: A Life Backwards" was written

    Definition of shorter in English Dictionary

  • NounPLshortersSUF-ter
    1. COL A short, a short seller: one who engages in short selling.
    2. Adjective
      1. comparative form of short: more short.
        1. There are two routes to get there. We're in a rush so we'll take the shorter one.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The false primary about one third the length of the first, which is shorter than the fourth.
        • We currently prefer to position this cutting guide freehandedly, without any supports, which means shorter cutaneous incisions can be made.
        • A shorter unarmed rostrum along with reduced spines reduces impact of strong turbulent water fluxes, which are common in the microbiotopes where the shrimps thrive [51 ].
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Adjective forms
          • Adjective comparative forms
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        1. en shorters
        2. en shorteralls
        3. en shorter-term
        4. en shorter-lived
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of shorter for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "shorter" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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        Definiteness: Level 1
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