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Princeton's WordNet

  1. briefcase(noun)

    a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books

Wiktionary

  1. briefcase(Noun)

    a case used for carrying documents (especially by business people)

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  1. Briefcase

    A briefcase is a narrow box-shaped bag or case used mainly for carrying papers and other documents and equipped with a handle. Lawyers commonly use briefcases to carry briefs to present to a court, hence the name. Businesspeople and other professionals also use briefcases to carry important papers and, today, laptop computers. Briefcases are descendants of the limp satchel used in the fourteenth century for carrying money and valuables. It was called a "budget", derived from the Latin word "bulga" or Irish word "bolg", both meaning leather bag, and also the source of the financial term "budget". Godillot of Paris was the first to use a hinged iron frame on a carpet bag, in 1826. There then followed the Gladstone bag and the Rosebery, an oval-top bag. Eventually these became the modern metal-framed briefcase. The first of what is known as the modern rectangular briefcase is said to have been invented in the late 1850s.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BRIEFCASE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BRIEFCASE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of BRIEFCASE in a Sentence

  1. Hebert Garcia:

    I began denouncing some briefcase companies, especially meat importers, apparently, it didn't go down very well, because it was touching the interests of some government figures ... Somehow, he (Maduro) began losing trust and our relationship deteriorated. So I resigned.

  2. Minor Myers:

    These cases suggest appraisal can still be a useful remedy for a stockholder, but you can't just have a briefcase full of analysis and hope to pull the wool over a judge's eyes.

  3. Curtis Armstrong:

    Everybody has their own opinions about what the reason was, after a while, they were barely even trying to hide it … It was a fairly well-known fact that they did not get along … I think there was a briefcase thrown at one point.

  4. Shelley Clark:

    We can think of iconic images like The Atlantic monthly cover of the mom carrying the kid in the briefcase to work and how absurd that's supposed to be to us, but then when we think of women in lower-income countries, you think of the mom selling goods at the market with a kid strapped to her back, and you think,' Well, that's not a problem for her, because she can easily combine child care and work,' there's this perception out there that for the kinds of work that women do in lower-income countries, it's easier to combine child care and work.

  5. Blake Nash:

    The day of putting on a suit and tie at 6 in the morning and getting a clean cut shave and taking your briefcase to an office somewhere, it’s gone.

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