Science / Weather / Short Wave: A progressive wave of smaller amplitude, wave length, and duration than a long wave. It moves in the same direction as the basic current in which it is embedded and may induce upward vertical motion ahead of it. They are more numerous than long waves and often disappear with height in the atmosphere.
Short Verb Synonyms: laconic, terse, succinct, pithy, sententious, epigrammatic
Short Adjective Synonyms: direct, straight, straightforward, short and sweet
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
Wave Adjective Synonyms: swell, undulation, billow, sea, heave, roller, whitecap, white horse, ripple, wavelet, breaker, comber
Science / Chemistry / Wave: An oscillating motion that moves outward from the source of some disturbance (ripples running away from a pebble tossed in a pond). Waves transmit the energy of the disturbance away from its source. MORE
Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Short-Handed Goal: A goal scored by a player whose team is short-handed. See also power play goal. MORE