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Webster 1913 Edition


Brisk

Brisk

(brĭsk)
,
Adj.
[Cf. W.
brysg
, fr.
brys
haste, Gael.
briosg
quick, lively, Ir.
broisg
a start, leap, jerk.]
1.
Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
Cheerily, boys; be
brick
awhile.
Shakespeare
Brisk
toil alternating with ready ease.
Wordworth.
2.
Full of spirit of life; effervesc[GREEK]ng, as liquors; sparkling;
as,
brick
cider
.
Syn. – Active; lively; agile; alert; nimble; quick; sprightly; vivacious; gay; spirited; animated.

Brisk

,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bricked
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Bricking
.]
To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; – usually with up.

Webster 1828 Edition


Brisk

BRISK

,
Adj.
[This word may be of the same family with frisk, and fresh, which see.]
1.
Lively; active; nimble; gay; sprightly; vivacious; applied to animals; as a brisk young man; a brisk cyder.
2.
Full of spirit or life; effervescing, as liquors; as brisk cyder.
3.
Lively; burning freely; as a brisk fire.
4.
Vivid; bright; as, a glass makes an object appear brisk. [Not used.]

Definition 2022


brisk

brisk

English

Adjective

brisk (comparative brisker or more brisk, superlative briskest or most brisk)

  1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
    We took a brisk walk yesterday.
    • 2012 December 29, Paul Doyle, “Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle”, in The Guardian:
      Ba, who has been linked with a January move to Arsenal, should have rewarded their brisk start with the opening goal in the 16th minute.
  2. Full of spirit of life; effervescing
  3. (archaic) sparkling
    brisk cider
  4. Stimulating or invigorating.
    This morning was a brisk fall day. It wasn't cold enough for frost, but you wanted to keep moving.
  5. Abrupt, curt in one's manner or in relation to others.

Translations

See also

Verb

brisk (third-person singular simple present brisks, present participle brisking, simple past and past participle brisked)

  1. (transitive, often with "up") To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate.

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

From brej, possibly related to Proto-Indo-European *bhrisqo- 'bitter'. Compare Norwegian brisk (bitter taste), brisken (bitter, sharp), Welsh brysg, French brusque, Russian брезга́ть (brezgátʹ, nauseate, feel disgust), English brisk.

Noun

brisk

  1. razor
  2. sharp, smart, keen, freezing cold

Lithuanian

Alternative forms

  • briski

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bʲrʲɪs̪k]

Verb

brìsk

  1. second-person singular imperative of bristi.