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Princeton's WordNet

  1. briefs, Jockey shortsnoun

    short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)


  1. briefsnoun

    A short type of underpants worn by men or boys.


  1. Briefs

    Briefs (or a brief) are a type of short, form-fitting underwear and swimwear, as opposed to styles where material extends down the thighs. Briefs have various different styles, usually with a waistband attached to fabric that runs along the pelvis to the crotch and buttocks, and are worn by both men and women. Swim briefs are a variation used as swimwear.


  1. briefs

    Briefs are a short and concise piece of written information or instructions focusing on the essential aspects of a matter. They are often used in law, business, or journalism to provide a summary or overview of a case, situation, or topic. Additionally, in a different context, briefs also refer to a type of short, snug underwear or swimwear.


  1. Briefs

    Briefs are a type of short, tight underwear and swimwear, as opposed to styles where the material extends down the legs. A main difference between male briefs and female briefs is that male briefs are often designed with a seam or much larger pouch in the crotch area to accommodate a bulge. This is because men and boys have larger external genitals in comparison to women or girls, thus requiring more fabric in the crotch area. See swim briefs for the case of briefs as swimwear.

Editors Contribution

  1. Briefs

    A type of underwear in various designs.

    Briefs are worn by men, women and children and are created in many different forms, sizes and designs.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of briefs in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of briefs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of briefs in a Sentence

  1. Judge Dan Polster:

    We don't need a lot of briefs and we don't need trials, none of those are going to solve what we've got.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    We should address mid-trial questions such as witnesses after briefs, opening arguments, senator questions and other relevant motions.

  3. Samuel Alito:

    A lot of Chief Justice John Roberts brief and all the other briefs that have been filed against Texas in both of these cases suggest that we should issue a rule that applied just to this case, when we decide a case, the rule that we establish should apply to everybody who's similarly situated.

  4. Peter Wood:

    As far as I know Ginni Thomas doesn't even know that we filed such briefs. I don't talk about those sorts of issues with Ginni Thomas, i assume the public is capable of informing itself of the difference between a husband and wife.

  5. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

    There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a less -- a slower-track school where they do well, one of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don't come from schools like the University of Texas.

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