What does Summary mean?

Definitions for Summaryˈsʌm ə ri

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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"


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Summary

    sum′a-ri, adj. summed up or condensed: short: brief: compendious: done by a short method.—n. an abstract, abridgment, or compendium.—adv. Summ′arily.—n. Summ′ariness.—v.t. Summ′arise, to present in a summary or briefly.—ns. Summ′arist; one who summarises; Summ′ūla, a brief educational text-book.—Summary diligence (Scots law), the process by which execution may proceed without the need of further application to the court, in the case of bonds and other instruments registered for execution.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Summary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Summary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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. Anuj Somany:

    The summary of most netizen's memory is nothing more than photo gallery only , succinctly to say selfishness personified.

  4. 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.

  5. Asia Director Phelim Kine:

    Imposing mandatory drug testing of students when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger for failing a drug test.

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