Definitions for Summaryˈsʌm ə ri

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Summary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. summary, sum-up(adj)

    a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

    "he gave a summary of the conclusions"

  2. drumhead, summary(adj)

    performed speedily and without formality

    "a summary execution"; "summary justice"

  3. compendious, compact, succinct, summary(adj)

    briefly giving the gist of something

    "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

Wiktionary

  1. summary(Noun)

    An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.

  2. summary(Adjective)

    Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form

    A summary review is in the appendix.

  3. summary(Adjective)

    Performed speedily and without formal ceremony.

    They used summary executions to break the resistance of the people.

  4. summary(Adjective)

    Performed by cutting the procedures of a normal trial.

    Summary justice is bad justice.

  5. Origin: (Adjective) From summarius, from summa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summary(adj)

    formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as, a summary statement of facts

  2. Summary(adj)

    hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance

  3. Summary(adj)

    a general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account

  4. Origin: [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See Summary, a.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3468

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3636

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Nouns Frequency: #1381

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Henry Harrison:

    I proceed to present to you a summary of the principles which will govern me...

  2. Telemaco Talavera:

    In summary, ERM says that the project offers potential benefits for the environment and the people of Nicaragua.

  3. Stephen Grimes:

    The ballot summary fails to advise the voter that small solar providers can completely ignore health, safety and building code regulations, they didn't want the voters to know that.

  4. Former Vice President Dick Cheney:

    If you're looking for a quick summary of Secretary Kerry's position on the need for Iran to completely disclose all its past nuclear activity, let's just say he was for it before he was against it.

  5. Christopher Heywood:

    [A] literary feat of objective narration by an Afrikaner writer was Sword in the Sand (1969), Johannes Meintjes’ narration of Gideon Scheepers’ death by summary trial and execution. In Meintjes’ hands, history enters the realm of epic narrative

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