briefly

  • 1 Briefly — Brief ly (br[=e]f l[y^]), adv. Concisely; in few words. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 briefly — index pro tempore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 briefly — c.1300, from BRIEF (Cf. brief) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As an introduction to a statement, in short, recorded from 1510s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 briefly — [[t]bri͟ːfli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v Something that happens or is done briefly happens or is done for a very short period of time. He smiled briefly... Guerillas captured and briefly held an important provincial capital. 2) ADV GRADED: ADV …

    English dictionary

  • 5 briefly — adverb 1. for a short time (Freq. 10) she visited him briefly was briefly associated with IBM • Derived from adjective: ↑brief 2. in a concise manner; in a few words (Freq. 9) the history is summed up concisely in this book …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 briefly — adverb Date: 14th century 1. a. in a brief way < briefly mentioned > b. in brief < the food, briefly, was awful > 2. for a short time < briefly married > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 briefly — /breef lee/, adv. 1. for a short duration: He stopped over briefly in Chicago. 2. in a few words: Let me explain briefly. 3. in a brief manner; quickly or brusquely: She nodded briefly and began to speak. [1250 1300; ME; see BRIEF, LY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 briefly — brief|ly W3S2 [ˈbri:fli] adv 1.) for a short time ▪ We stopped off briefly in London on our way to Geneva. 2.) in as few words as possible ▪ Sonia explained briefly what we had to do. [sentence adverb] ▪ Briefly, I think we should accept their… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 briefly — brief|ly [ brifli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a way that does not take much time or give many details: Tell me briefly what your story is about. a ) used when you are about to say something without many details: Briefly, there are three principal… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 briefly — / bri:fli/ adverb 1 for a short time: We stopped off briefly in London on our way to Geneva. 2 in as few words as possible: Sonia explained briefly what we were to do. (sentence adverb): Briefly, I think we should accept their offer …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 briefly — adverb 1) tell me as briefly as you can Syn: concisely, succinctly 2) Henry paused briefly Syn: momentarily, temporarily, fleetingly 3) briefly, the plot is as follows Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 12 briefly */*/ — UK [ˈbriːflɪ] / US [ˈbrɪflɪ] adverb 1) a) in a way that does not take much time or give many details Tell me briefly what your story is about. b) used when you are about to say something without many details Briefly, there are three principal… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 briefly — adverb a) In a brief manner, summarily. He covered the subject briefly in his book. b) For a brief period. He only worked here briefly …

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  • 14 briefly — adverb 1) Henry paused briefly Syn: momentarily, temporarily, for a moment, fleetingly 2) briefly, the plot is as follows Syn: in short, in brief, to make/cut a long story short, in a word, in sum, in a nutshell, in …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 briefly — [ˈbriːfli] adv 1) in a way that does not take much time or give many details Tell me briefly what your story is about.[/ex] 2) for a short time I saw her briefly yesterday before she left for the airport.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 briefly — adv. Briefly is used with these verbs: ↑appear, ↑chat, ↑consider, ↑describe, ↑detain, ↑disappear, ↑discuss, ↑elaborate, ↑entertain, ↑examine, ↑explain, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 briefly — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concisely] Syn. in a few words, in a word, succinctly, concisely, in brief, in short, in sum, in a nutshell, in capsule form, in outline, shortly, curtly, abruptly, brusquely, laconically, tersely, summarily, to be brief,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 briefly — brief ► ADJECTIVE 1) lasting a short time. 2) concise; using few words. 3) (of clothing) not covering much of the body. ► NOUN 1) chiefly Brit. a summary of the facts in a case given to a barrister to argue in court. 2) informal a solicitor or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 19 briefly — Synonyms and related words: accurately, aphoristically, bluntly, brusquely, compendiously, concisely, crisply, curtly, economically, exactly, fleetingly, flickeringly, flittingly, for a moment, hastily, hurriedly, in a capsule, in a nutshell, in… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 briefly — adv. in short, in an abbreviated manner …

    English contemporary dictionary


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