brief, legal brief(noun)
a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
a condensed written summary or abstract
of short duration or distance
"a brief stay in the country"
concise and succinct
"covered the matter in a brief statement"
(of clothing) very short
"an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"
give essential information to someone
"The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A sketch is a rough, suggestive presentation of anything, whether graphic or literary, commonly intended to be preliminary to a more complete or extended treatment. An outline gives only the bounding or determining lines of a figure or a scene; a sketch may give not only lines, but shading and color, but is hasty and incomplete. The lines of a sketch are seldom so full and continuous as those of an outline, being, like the shading or color, little more than indications or suggestions according to which a finished picture may be made; the artist's first representation of a sunset, the hues of which change so rapidly, must of necessity be a sketch. Draft and plan apply especially to mechanical drawing, of which outline, sketch, and drawing are also used; a plan is strictly a view from above, as of a building or machine, giving the lines of a horizontal section, originally at the level of the ground, now in a wider sense at any height; as, a plan of the cellar; a plan of the attic. A mechanical drawing is always understood to be in full detail; a draft is an incomplete or unfinished drawing; a design is such a preliminary sketch as indicates the object to be accomplished or the result to be attained, and is understood to be original. One may make a drawing of any well-known mechanism, or a drawing from another man's design; but if he says, "The design is mine," he claims it as his own invention or composition. In written composition an outline gives simply the main divisions, and in the case of a sermon is often called a skeleton; a somewhat fuller suggestion of illustration, treatment, and style is given in a sketch. A lawyer's brief is a succinct statement of the main facts involved in a case, and of the main heads of his argument on points of law, with reference to authorities cited; the brief has none of the vagueness of a sketch, being sufficiently exact and complete to form, on occasion, the basis for the decision of the court without oral argument, when the case is said to be "submitted on brief." Compare DESIGN.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for brief
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- кратък, сбит, резюме, късBulgarian
- breu, concísCatalan, Valencian
- stručný, krátký, zhuštěný, strohý, stručnýCzech
- byrion, byr, berWelsh
- kort, kortfattetDanish
- kurz, prägnantGerman
- sucinto, corto, resumen, conciso, poner al tanto, breveSpanish
- संक्षिप्त करेंHindi
- tömör, rövid, rHungarian
- համառոտ, կարճArmenian
- 短い, 簡潔なJapanese
- кус, краток, содржаенMacedonian
- kortstondig, samengevat, kort, bondigDutch
- krótki, zwięzłyPolish
- resumir, brevePortuguese
- кра́ткий, коро́ткий, резюме́, сжа́тый, резюми́ровать, краткоеRussian
- ngắn gọnVietnamese
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