HyperDic: brief

English > 6 senses of the word brief:
ADJECTIVEallbriefof short duration or distance
allbriefconcise and succinct
allbrief, abbreviated(of clothing) very short
NOUNcommunicationbrief, legal briefa document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
communicationbriefa condensed written summary or abstract
VERBcommunicationbriefgive essential information to someone
brief > pronunciation
Soundsbriy'f
Rhymesbeef ... thief: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > brief: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf short duration or distance.
Example"a brief stay in the country"
Broadershortprimarily temporal sense
Spanishbreve, corto
Catalanbreu, curt
Nounsbrevitythe attribute of being brief or fleeting
briefnessthe temporal property of being very short
Adverbsbrieflyfor a short time
English > brief: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconcise and succinct.
Example"covered the matter in a brief statement"
BroaderconciseExpressing much in few words
Spanishconciso, sucinto
Nounsbrevitythe use of brief expressions
briefnessthe attribute of being brief or fleeting
Adverbsbrieflyin a concise manner
English > brief: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of clothing) very short.
Example "a brief bikini"
Synonymabbreviated
Broadershort(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
Spanishmini
English > brief: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case.
Synonymlegal brief
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narroweramicus curiae briefA brief presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
English > brief: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA condensed written summary or abstract.
Broaderoutline, synopsis, abstract, precisA sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
Spanishcompendio, sumario
Verbsbriefgive essential information to someone
English > brief: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive essential information to someone.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"
Broaderinstruct, apprise, apprizemake aware of
Catalaninformar
Nounsbriefa condensed written summary or abstract
briefingdetailed instructions, as for a military operation

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