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English adjective: brief

1. brief of short duration or distance


SamplesA brief stay in the country.


Similarshort


Antonymslong

2. brief concise and succinct


SamplesCovered the matter in a brief statement.


Similarconcise


Antonymsprolix

3. brief (of clothing) very short


SamplesAn abbreviated swimsuit.
A brief bikini.


Synonymsabbreviated


Similarshort


Antonymslong


English noun: brief

1. brief (communication) a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case


Synonymslegal brief


Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document


Narrower (hyponym)amicus curiae brief


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. brief (communication) a condensed written summary or abstract


Broader (hypernym)abstract, outline, precis, synopsis


English verb: brief

1. brief (communication) give essential information to someone


SamplesThe reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)apprise, apprize, instruct









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