What does brisk mean?

Definitions for briskbrɪsk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brisk.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy(adj)

    quick and energetic

    "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

  2. bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic(adj)

    imparting vitality and energy

    "the bracing mountain air"

  3. brisk(verb)

    very active

    "doing a brisk business"

  4. brisk, brisk up, brisken(verb)

    become brisk

    "business brisked up"

Wiktionary

  1. brisk(Adjective)

    Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.

    We took a brisk walk yesterday.

  2. brisk(Adjective)

    Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.

  3. brisk(Adjective)

    Stimulating or invigorating.

    This morning was a brisk fall day. It wasn't cold enough for frost but you wanted to keep moving.

  4. Origin: Uncertain. Compare brysg and .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brisk(adj)

    full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick

  2. Brisk(adj)

    full of spirit of life; effervesc/ng, as liquors; sparkling; as, brick cider

  3. Brisk

    to make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; -- usually with up

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brisk

    brisk, adj. full of life and spirit: active: sharp: effervescing, as liquors.—v.t. to enliven, freshen.—v.i. to cheer up.—adjs. Brisk′ish, Brisk′y, (Shak.).—adv. Brisk′ly.—n. Brisk′ness. [Dr Murray notes that the word is first found in the end of the 16th century; prob. W. brysg, swift of foot; cf. Gael. brisg, Ir. briosg.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brisk in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brisk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Patrick DeHaan:

    If gasoline prices fall even further, we could be in for brisk summer at the pump.

  2. Adrian Meule:

    This study showed that brisk walking can be used as a strategy to reduce momentary food craving.

  3. Butler:

    All smatterers are more brisk and pert Than those who understand an art; As little sparkles shine more bright Than glowing coals that gave them light.

  4. Peter Kokkinos:

    The emphasis should be placed on relatively longer exercise duration and moderate intensity, like a brisk walk, especially for older individuals, this approach carries a lower risk of injury.

  5. Del Gobbo:

    A key finding is that physical activity among older adults does not have to be strenuous to reduce heart failure risk, we saw benefits for adults who walked at moderate or brisk pace( more than 2 or 3 miles per hour) and burned calories through leisure activity, like house or yard work, walking, engaging in outdoor activities, or other forms of physical activity, equivalent to about 30 minutes per day of moderate-intensity activity.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • жив, оживен, пенлив, свежBulgarian
  • svěží, živý, energetický, čilý, bystrýCzech
  • anregend, lebhaft, rege, vitalGerman
  • brusco, vital, vigorizante, brioso, enérgicoSpanish
  • reipas, rivakkaFinnish
  • animé, vif, stimulantFrench
  • vivaceItalian
  • mundrs, ņiprs, žirgts, možs, spirgts, kustīgsLatvian
  • haukoriMāori
  • opwekkend, levendig, opgewektDutch
  • energicznyPolish
  • отры́вистый, бодря́щий, ре́зкий, све́жий, энерги́чный, живо́й, оживлённыйRussian

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