(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. of short duration or distance

- a brief stay in the country

Similar word(s): short

2. concise and succinct

- covered the matter in a brief statement

Similar word(s): concise

3. (of clothing) very short

- a brief bikini

Similar word(s): short, abbreviated

Sentences with brief as an adjective:

- Her reign was brief but spectacular.

- His speech of acceptance was brief but moving.

- Her skirt was extremely brief but doubtless cool.


1. (obsolete, poetic) Briefly.

2. (obsolete, poetic) Soon; quickly.


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

Definition categories: communication, instrument

2. a condensed written summary or abstract

Definition categories: communication, abstract, outline, precis, synopsis


1. give essential information to someone

- The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade

Definition categories: communication, apprise, apprize, instruct

Sentences with brief as a verb:

- The U.S. president was briefed on the military coup and its implications on African stability.