Taxonomy of meanings for 短:

  • 短 duǎn (OC: toonʔ MC: tʷɑn) 都管切 上 廣韻:【同短 】
  • 短 duǎn (OC: toonʔ MC: tʷɑn) 都管切 上 廣韻:【促也不長也都管切四 】
    • SHORT
      • nsubjectthat which is (too) short
      • vibe short
      • vimathematical termCHEMLA 2003: short
      • viverticalof size: be not tall, be short
      • vtoNcausativekeep (something, e.g. a sleeve) short
      • vihappen within a short time
      • vadNshort
      • height>LOW
        • vadNlow
      • time>BRIEF
        • vadNshort in time (life); short (in seize)
        • vitemporally: be short
        • vistativebrief
      • figurative depth>SUPERFICIAL
        • abstract>LACK
            • feature>DEFECT
                • intensitive>BAD
                  • vigradedbe inferior when relevantly compared with other things
                  • vadNtrvial; deficient, less than interesting
                • practical>INCOMPETENT
                  • nabfeatureshortcoming, weakness, weak points
                  • vigradedweak with respect to something
                  • vt+prep+Nstativelack the ability to, be bad at
                  • vtoNstativebe bad at
                • declare defects>CRITICISE
              • exocentric: garment>JACKET