What is another word for brief?
It could be either, depending on how the word is used. Noun: A brief can be a single document that summarizes a group of documents. The term "briefs" is also used to describe a type of underwear. Verb: To brief someone is to give them a quick verbal synopsis. The word brief can also be used as an Adjective (something that is short or concise can be described as brief) or an Adverb (briefly).
1. Please keep your contributions brief as many people want to speak. 2. Be polite but keep it brief/ Remember that the phone's a thief. 3. James did a brief report on Albert Einstein. I would like to keep this meeting as brief as possible. (Please notice that the 'i' goes before the 'e' in "brief".) Our rendezvous was all too brief.