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Meaning & Definition of Brief in English

English

Brief

/brif/

noun

1. A document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case

    synonym:
  • brief
  • ,
  • legal brief

2. A condensed written summary or abstract

    synonym:
  • brief

verb

1. Give essential information to someone

  • "The reporters were briefed about the president's plan to invade"
    synonym:
  • brief

adjective

1. Of short duration or distance

  • "A brief stay in the country"
    synonym:
  • brief

2. Concise and succinct

  • "Covered the matter in a brief statement"
    synonym:
  • brief

3. (of clothing) very short

  • "An abbreviated swimsuit"
  • "A brief bikini"
    synonym:
  • abbreviated
  • ,
  • brief

Examples of using

There was a brief pause and then the music began.
Here's a brief outline of my speech.
I'll be brief.