Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The account of one that sells short.
  • n. See short interest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the aggregate of short sales on an open market
  • n. a brokerage account of someone who sells short (sells securities he does not own)

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Examples

  • A short account of the wreck, with the names of the crew, a list of which I had found, was given to Captain Littlestone.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • As we have frequently mentioned Grotius, the short account of so great a man, which is inserted in Langbaine, will not be unpleasing to the reader.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • It begins with a short account from a Monophysite point of view of he Council of Chalcedon, and continues the history, mainly of Palestine and Alexandria, until the death of Zeno (491).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • After the meeting was ended, I sent to my friend Isaac Penington, by his son and servant, who returned home, though it was late, that evening, a short account of the business in the following distich: -

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself

  • Next I will proceed to give some short account of tryalls on our Laws which is thus.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Returning to Rome on September 14, the only entries I find in the journal for the first few days are, “Painting all day at home,” and a short account of a soiree at the Persianis '.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • But this speech was not made till after that dinner at Lord Brentford's, of which a short account must be given.

    Phineas Finn

  • To this catalogue of our indigenous animals, I will add a short account of an anomaly of nature, taking place sometimes in the race of negroes brought from Africa, who, though black themselves, have in rare instances, white children, called Albinos.

    Notes on the State of Virginia.

  • A short account of his life is given in “D.G. Rossetti, his family letters,” Vol. I., p. 34.

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • Space forbids me to give the biographies of all the poets whose work is included in this volume, but as Li T'ai-po and Tu Fu, between them, take up more than half the book, a short account of the princi -

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

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