Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In a short time; soon.
  • adverb In a few words; concisely.
  • adverb In an abrupt manner; curtly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a short manner.
  • In few words; briefly.
  • Curtly; abruptly; sharply.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
  • adverb In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
  • adverb In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.
  • adverb In an irritable ("short") manner.

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

  • adverb in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
  • adverb at a short distance
  • adverb in a concise manner; in a few words
  • adverb in the near future
  • adverb for a short time

Etymologies

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short +‎ -ly

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