2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shortly \Short"ly\, adverb [AS. sceortlice.]

1. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly. --Chaucer.

I shall grow jealous of you shortly. --Shak.

The armies came shortly in view of each other. --Clarendon.

2. In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"

2: in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long" [syn: {soon}, {shortly}, {presently}, {before long}]

3: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it" [syn: {curtly}, {short}, {shortly}]

4: in a concise manner; in a few words; "the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly" [syn: {concisely}, {briefly}, {shortly}, {in brief}, {in short}]

5: at a short distance; "the hem fell shortly below her knees"

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