What does summary mean?

Definitions for summary
ˈsʌm ə risum·ma·ry

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. summary(Noun)

    An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.

    Etymology: (Adjective) From summarius, from summa.

  2. summary(Adjective)

    Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form

    A summary review is in the appendix.

    Etymology: (Adjective) From summarius, from summa.

  3. summary(Adjective)

    Performed speedily and without formal ceremony.

    They used summary executions to break the resistance of the people.

    Etymology: (Adjective) From summarius, from summa.

  4. summary(Adjective)

    Performed by cutting the procedures of a normal trial.

    Summary justice is bad justice.

    Etymology: (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

    Etymology: [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See Summary, a.]

  2. Summary(adj)

    hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance

    Etymology: [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See Summary, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. summary

    Concise in form.

    The summary of information was very helpful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

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

How to pronounce summary?

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How to say summary in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of summary in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Ist Thessalonians 5:18 says give thanks in all things for this is God's will for you. Yes of course, so says the scripture in black and white. I'm just adding that giving thanks in all things implies these. Glorifying God for giving you thousands of money even when you expected to receive millions. It equally means, appreciating God daily even when you cannot afford three square meal. Giving thanks to God always also comprises, rendering praises to him although you may be presently hospitalized or sick. Thanking God in all things also includes, being happy that you encountered a failure although you wished to see success all the way. Conclusively, giving thanks to God in all things is all about, continuous appreciations to God, regardless of whether you are in a good time or in bad time, favourable or unfavourable condition. That is just the summary of what it really means to give thanks to God at all times. -Emeasoba George

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I don't want a summary of Robert Mueller report, i want the whole damn report because nobody, especially this President, is above the law.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    The court's summary rulings today in a pair of redistricting cases from North Carolina seem to drive home that the justices are not in a hurry to reconsider claims of partisan gerrymandering after sidestepping two major cases earlier this term, but that they will continue to pay close attention to claims that district lines were drawn due to race-based considerations, of course, whether Justice( Anthony) Kennedy's successor will tip the scales in favor or against these claims more categorically remains to be seen, so today's decisions are perhaps best understood as putting things into a holding pattern.

  4. Robbie Abell:

    The questions he was asking were not the normal questions a normal person would be asking. If something is suspicious, it’s our discretion, we are the gatekeeper. Federal investigators say that in the week before he murdered dozens people and wounded more than 50 others at the Pulse nighclub in Orlando, Mateen visited another gun shop, where he purchased a pistol and a.223 SIG Sauer semiautomatic rifle. Authorities are still trying to determine the motives behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The Justice Department released the full transcript of Mateen’s 911 call on the night of the massacre Monday. In his 50-second call to police he claimed responsibility for the terror attack and pledged allegiance to Islamic State’s leader. The summary shows that Mateen told negotiators he had a vehicle outside that has some bombs. Just to let you know. You people are gon na get it, and I'm gon na ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. Mateen claimed he had an explosive vest similar to the kind used by terrorists in France, referencing the November terror attack in Paris. In the next few days, you're going to see more of this type of action going on, Mateen said. He also reportedly told hostages that he would put suicide vests on them. No explosives were ever found on Mateen inside the club or in any vehicles outside. Mateen was armed with two guns during the rampage. Despite claims by the administration and law enforcement officials that ISIS did not direct Mateen to carry out the attack, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday used the massacre as an example of why the terror group must be defeated.

  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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