Definition Of brief


a concise statement or summary.

their comments were cribbed right from industry briefs

instruct or inform (someone) thoroughly, especially in preparation for a task.

she briefed him on last week's decisions

of short duration.

the president made a brief visit to Moscow

Example Of brief

  • A brief interchange of words resulted in the unanimous decision to escape as soon as possible.

  • A brief visit to the temple in the house completes his morning routine before breakfast with the family.

  • A brief word, though, about Ms. Young, whom I'd never heard of before.

  • A cheerful female gorilla garbed in a brief shirt and a halter top stood at a podium.

  • A few brief words about the move to Skaggerak in 1902.

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