Definitions for briskbrɪsk

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

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

briskbrɪsk(adj.)brisk•er, brisk•est.

  1. quick and active; lively:

    brisk trading; a brisk walk.

  2. sharp and stimulating; invigorating:

    brisk weather.

  3. abrupt; curt:

    a brisk tone of voice.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (v.i.)to make or become brisk; liven (often fol. by up).

Origin of brisk:

1580–90; of uncert. orig.


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. brisk(adjective)ɪsk

    fast and energetic

    a brisk walk/pace; ***brisk trading

  2. briskɪsk

    efficient or abrupt

    ***her brisk manner of speaking


  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

Anagrams of brisk

  1. birks

Translations for brisk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


active or fast moving

a brisk walk; Business was brisk today.

Get even more translations for brisk »


Find a translation for the brisk definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these brisk definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"brisk." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for brisk?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for brisk: