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brief /briːf/ adjective
brief noun [countable]
brief verb [transitive]

خلاصه دعوی خواهان یا دفاع خوانده که به وسیله وکیل ایشان تهیه می شود یادداشتی که وکیل از روی ان در محکمه صحبت می کند ، کوتاه مختصر ، حکم ، دستور ، خلاصه کردن ، کوتاه کردن ، اگاهی دادن ، قانون ـ فقه: وکیل کردن ، علوم نظامی: خلاصه کردن چیزی توجیه کردن

: brief (jf)

علوم دریایی: توجیه کردن
کامپیوتر: خلاصه

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- short, ephemeral, fleeting, momentary, quick, short-lived, swift, transitory
- summary, abridgment, abstract, digest, epitome, outline, précis, sketch, synopsis
- inform, advise, explain, fill in (informal), instruct, keep posted, prepare, prime, put (someone) in the picture (informal)
Antonyms: long
Related Words: fleeting, momentary, passing, transient
English Thesaurus: lawyer, attorney, solicitor, barrister, advocate, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. brief1 S2 W2 AC /briːf/ adjective
[Word Family: adverb: briefly; adjective: brief]
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin brevis]

1. continuing for a short time ⇒ brevity:
We stopped by Alice’s house for a brief visit.
Let’s keep this conversation brief; I have a plane to catch.
a brief period/moment/spell etc
Greene spent a brief time at Cambridge.

2. using very few words or including few details ⇒ brevity:
The president read a brief statement to reporters before boarding his plane.
a brief description of the film

3. be brief to say or write something using only a few words, especially because there is little time:
I’ll be brief; a lot of changes are going to happen.

4. clothes that are brief are short and cover only a small area of your body:
a very brief bikini

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. brief2 AC noun [countable]

1. [usually singular] official instructions that explain what someone’s job is, what their duties are etc:
The architect’s brief is to design an extension that is modern but blends with the rest of the building.

2. law a short spoken or written statement giving facts about a law case:
The ACLU filed a brief (=gave one to the court) opposing the decision.

3. British English law a law case that a lawyer will argue in a court

4. a short report about something

5. in brief
a) in as few words as possible:
We should, in brief, invest heavily in digital systems.
b) without any details:
Here again are today’s headlines in brief.

6. briefs [plural] men’s or women’s underwear worn on the lower part of the body

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. brief3 AC verb [transitive]
to give someone all the information about a situation that they will need ⇒ briefing
brief somebody on something
The president has been fully briefed on the current situation in Haiti.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

VERBS be I promised to be brief.
keep sth, make sth Could you make it brief? I've got a meeting in ten minutes.
ADV. extremely, very | fairly, quite, rather | comparatively, relatively | necessarily This necessarily brief account concentrates on two main areas.
mercifully The wait was mercifully brief, little more than an hour.
tantalizingly The diary entries were tantalizingly brief.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADJ. clear, detailed, written | legal, technical
VERB + BRIEF prepare, produce, write
PREP. in a/the ~ She makes all these points in her brief.
outside sb's ~ How the new policy is to be implemented is outside his brief.
~ on a technical brief on food hygiene
PHRASES be part of sb's brief It's not part of my brief to advise on financial matters.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. fully, properly, well
PREP. about The men have been fully briefed about the intended mission.
on Each member of my crew took it in turn to brief me on his particular duties.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


a brief period/time
He lived there all his life, apart from a brief period during the war.
a brief spell (=time)
For a brief spell in early summer it is the most beautiful of all the trees.
a brief moment
The old lady’s gaze rested on her for a brief moment.
a brief visit
The President flew to Argentina for a brief visit.
a brief look
He gave her a brief look.
a brief glimpse (=a sight of something that lasts for a short time)
From the train I had a brief glimpse of the city.
a brief pause
There was a brief pause before he replied.
a brief silence
After a brief silence, she made another suggestion.
a brief appearance
He made a brief appearance before reporters outside his Manhattan townhouse.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

See: hold a brief for , in brief or in short or in a word

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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