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short·age

 (shôr′tĭj)
n.
A deficiency in amount; an insufficiency.

shortage

(ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ)
n
a deficiency or lack in the amount needed, expected, or due; deficit

short•age

(ˈʃɔr tɪdʒ)

n.
1. a deficiency in quantity: a shortage of cash.
2. the amount of such deficiency.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shortage - the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
oxygen deficit - temporary oxygen shortage in cells resulting from strenuous exercise
2.shortage - an acute insufficiencyshortage - an acute insufficiency    
deficiency, lack, want - the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

shortage

shortage

noun
Translations
عَجْزنَقْص، نُقْصان
nedostatek
mangel
pulapuute
nestašica
elégtelenséghiány
skortur
不足
부족
pomanjkanje
brist
การขาดแคลน
sự thiếu

shortage

[ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ] N
1. (= lack) → escasez f, falta f
a water shortageescasez or falta de agua
shortage of staffescasez or falta de personal
the housing shortagela crisis de la vivienda
there is no shortage of adviceno es que falten consejos, no faltan los consejos
2. (= state of deficiency) → escasez f
in times of shortageen las épocas de escasez

shortage

[ˈʃɔːrtɪdʒ] n [food, supplies, funds, resources, staff, ideas] → manque m, pénurie f
a water shortage → une pénurie d'eau
a shortage of sth → un manque de qch, une pénurie de qch
a shortage in sth → un manque de qch, une pénurie de qchshort back and sides short-back-and-sides (British) ncoupe f dégagée derrière et sur les côtés

shortage

n (of goods, objects)Knappheit f no pl (→ of an +dat); (of people)Mangel m no pl (→ of an +dat); the housing shortagedie Wohnungsknappheit; a shortage of staffein Mangel man Arbeitskräften, ein Personalmangel m; in times of shortagein Zeiten der Knappheit; there are always shortagesirgendetwas ist immer knapp; there’s no shortage of advicees fehlt nicht an guten Ratschlägen

shortage

[ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ] ncarenza, scarsità f inv
the housing shortage → la crisi degli alloggi

short

(ʃoːt) adjective
1. not long. You look nice with your hair short; Do you think my dress is too short?
2. not tall; smaller than usual. a short man.
3. not lasting long; brief. a short film; in a very short time; I've a very short memory for details.
4. not as much as it should be. When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
5. (with of) not having enough (money etc). Most of us are short of money these days.
6. (of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.
adverb
1. suddenly; abruptly. He stopped short when he saw me.
2. not as far as intended. The shot fell short.
ˈshortness noun
ˈshortage (-tidʒ) noun
a lack; the state of not having enough. a shortage of water.
ˈshorten verb
to make or become shorter. The dress is too long – we'll have to shorten it.
ˈshortening noun
(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.
ˈshortly adverb
soon. He will be here shortly; Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural
short trousers for men or women.
ˈshortbread noun
a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.
ˌshort-ˈchange verb
to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
short circuit the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit (verb ˌshort-ˈcircuit)
ˈshortcoming noun
a fault.
ˈshortcut noun
a quicker way between two places. I'm in a hurry – I'll take a shortcut across the field.
ˈshorthand noun
a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.
ˌshort-ˈhanded adjective
having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
ˈshort-list noun
a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
verb
to put on a short-list. We've short-listed three of the twenty applicants.
ˌshort-ˈlived (-ˈlivd) , ((American) -ˈlaivd) adjective
living or lasting only for a short time. short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.
ˌshort-ˈrange adjective
1. not reaching a long distance. short-range missiles.
2. not covering a long time. a short-range weather forecast.
ˌshort-ˈsighted adjective
seeing clearly only things that are near. I don't recognize people at a distance because I'm short-sighted.
ˌshort-ˈsightedly adverb
ˌshort-ˈsightedness noun
ˌshort-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry. My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
ˌshort-ˈterm adjective
1. concerned only with the near future. short-term plans.
2. lasting only a short time. a short-term loan.
by a short head
by a very small amount. to win by a short head.
for short
as an abbreviation. His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short
to cause oneself not to have enough of something. Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we'll go short (of milk).
in short
in a few words.
in short supply
not available in sufficient quantity. Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of
to dispose of very quickly. The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short
1. (of a supply) to become insufficient. Our money is running short.
2. (with of) not to have enough. We're running short of money.
short and sweet
His reply was short and sweet: `Get out!' he shouted.
short for
an abbreviation of. `Phone' is short for `telephone'; What is `Ltd.' short for?
short of
not as far as or as much as. Our total came to just short of $1,000; We stopped five miles short of London.

shortage

عَجْز nedostatek mangel Knappheit ανεπάρκεια escasez pula pénurie nestašica carenza 不足 부족 tekort mangel niedobór escassez дефицит brist การขาดแคลน yokluk sự thiếu 短缺

shortage

n. carencia, falta, déficit.
References in classic literature ?
Owing to the shortage of women, many of the men tied bandanna handkerchiefs around their arms in token of femininity and danced with other men.
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It did look as though there was going to be at least a temporary food shortage, and I hugged myself over the goodly stock of provisions I had laid in.
Recognising the value to the bank of a spotless reputation for its officers, the President drew his check for the amount of the shortage and the Cashier was restored to favour.
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