Definitions for Summaryˈsʌm ə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sum•ma•ry*ˈsʌm ə ri(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ries
(n.)a comprehensive and usu. brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of things previously stated.
(adj.)brief and comprehensive; concise.
direct and prompt; unceremoniously fast:
treated with summary dispatch.
(of legal proceedings, jurisdiction, etc.) conducted without, or exempt from, the various steps and delays of a formal trial.
* Syn: summary , brief , digest , synopsis are terms for a short version of a longer work. A summary is a brief statement or restatement of main points, esp. as a conclusion to a work: a summary of a chapter. A brief is a concise statement, usu. of the main points of a legal case: The attorney filed a brief. A digest is a condensed and systematically arranged collection of literary, legal, or scientific matter: a digest of Roman law. A synopsis is a condensed statement giving a general overview of a subject or a brief summary of a plot: a synopsis of a play.
Origin of summary:
1400–50; late ME < L summārium=summ(a)sum+-ārium -ary
a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
"he gave a summary of the conclusions"
performed speedily and without formality
"a summary execution"; "summary justice"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
summary(noun)ˈsʌm ə ri
a brief account of the main points of sth
Write a fifty-word summary of the article.
An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.
Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form
A summary review is in the appendix.
Performed speedily and without formal ceremony.
They used summary executions to break the resistance of the people.
Performed by cutting the procedures of a normal trial.
Summary justice is bad justice.
Origin: (Adjective) From summarius, from summa.
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
hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance
a general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3468
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3636
Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Nouns Frequency: #1381
Translations for Summary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a shortened form of a statement, story etc giving only the main points
A summary of his speech was printed in the newspaper.
- خُلاصَه، تَلْخيصArabic
- resumoPortuguese (BR)
- stručný obsahCzech
- die ZusammenfassungGerman
- resumé; sammenfatningDanish
- σύνοψη, περίληψηGreek
- सक्षिप्त, संरसरीHindi
- sažetak, glavni sadržajCroatian
- santrauka, reziumėLithuanian
- kopsavilkums; pārskatsLatvian
- resymé, sammendragNorwegian
- rezumat, sumarRomanian
- краткое изложениеRussian
- stručný obsahSlovak
- sammanfattning, sammandragSwedish
- 概要Chinese (Trad.)
- короткий виклад, зведенняUkrainian
- bản tóm tắtVietnamese
- 概要Chinese (Simp.)
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