Webster 1913 Edition
briosgquick, lively, Ir.
broisga start, leap, jerk.]
Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
Cheerily, boys; be
Brisktoil alternating with ready ease.
Full of spirit of life; effervesc[GREEK]ng, as liquors; sparkling;
Syn. – Active; lively; agile; alert; nimble; quick; sprightly; vivacious; gay; spirited; animated.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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
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.]