Definitions of concise

  1. expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Cut short: brief. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Brief; terse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Expressing much in brief form; compact; terse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Comprehending much in few words; brief; terse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Brief; short; comprehensive; containing few words. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for concise

  1. Rogers's published works consist of the Journals of his ranging service and his Concise Account of North America, a small volume containing much valuable information. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  2. Prescott gave him a concise account of his means, his farming operations, and his plans for the future; and Colston listened with satisfaction. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss