Associations to the word «Brief»


BRIEF, adjective. Of short duration; happening quickly. [from 15th c.]
BRIEF, adjective. Concise; taking few words. [from 15th c.]
BRIEF, adjective. Occupying a small distance, area or spatial extent; short. [from 17th c.]
BRIEF, adjective. (obsolete) Rife; common; prevalent.
BRIEF, noun. (legal) A writ summoning one to answer to any action.
BRIEF, noun. (legal) An answer to any action.
BRIEF, noun. (legal) A memorandum of points of fact or of law for use in conducting a case.
BRIEF, noun. (legal) An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court.
BRIEF, noun. (English law) The material relevant to a case, delivered by a solicitor to the barrister who tries the case.
BRIEF, noun. (informal) A short news story or report.
BRIEF, noun. (obsolete) A summary, précis or epitome; an abridgement or abstract.
BRIEF, noun. (UK) (historical) A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.
BRIEF, noun. (slang) A ticket of any type.
BRIEF, verb. (transitive) To summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power.
BRIEF, verb. (transitive) (legal) To write a legal argument and submit it to a court.
BRIEF, adverb. (obsolete) (poetic) Briefly.
BRIEF, adverb. (obsolete) (poetic) Soon; quickly.

Dictionary definition

BRIEF, noun. A document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case.
BRIEF, noun. A condensed written summary or abstract.
BRIEF, verb. Give essential information to someone; "The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade".
BRIEF, adjective. Of short duration or distance; "a brief stay in the country".
BRIEF, adjective. Concise and succinct; "covered the matter in a brief statement".
BRIEF, adjective. (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini".

Wise words

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
Ray Bradbury