Business / Finance / Short Interest Theory: Total number of shares of a security that investors have sold short and that have not been repurchased to close out the short position. Usually, investors sell short to profit from price declines. As a result, the short interest is often an indicator of the amount of pessimism in the market about a particular security, although there are other reasons to short that are not related to pessimism. For example, hedging strategies for mergers and acquisition as well as derivative positions may involve short sales.
Interest Noun Synonyms: attention, attentiveness, concern, regard, curiosity, scrutiny, notice, engagement
Interest Adjective Synonyms: concern, significance, importance, weight, moment, note, consequence
Short Adjective Synonyms: direct, straight, straightforward, short and sweet
Short Verb Synonyms: laconic, terse, succinct, pithy, sententious, epigrammatic
Short Noun Synonyms: small, little, slight, petite, diminutive, wee, tiny, elfin, minuscule, midget, dwarfish, squat, dumpy, runty, stubby, stunted, pint-sized, knee-high to a grasshopper, sawn-off
Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Short Handed: When a team has fewer players on the ice than the opposition because a penalty is being served by one of their skaters in the penalty box. MORE
Entertainment / Golf / Short Grass: Another phrase for the fairway (in contrast to 'long grass' which would be the rough) MORE