- drawn up, as by a girdle.
- encircled, as by a girdle.
Origin of succinct
Examples from the Web for succinct
The scenes are succinct, by and large; the patter of the characters rolls right along, whether you catch their drift or not.Novelist D. Foy Dubs His Debut ‘Gutter Opera’ And Who Are We To Argue?|J.T. Price|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her few comments to the press included a succinct summary of her views on capital punishment.Judy Clarke, the Defense Lawyer Appointed to Defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev|Michael Daly|May 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her verdict was succinct: “They are not clothes for playing in, they are clothes for showing off at the airport.”
Then, a succinct slaying of the awful "We Built That" meme which so awkwardly defined the convention in Tampa.
He failed to come up with a succinct new indictment à la Reagan's "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"Paul Begala on Mitt Romney’s Epic Fail in His GOP Convention Speech|Paul Begala|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our succinct sketch of the origin of the Temple will sufficiently illustrate the appropriateness of Mr. Smirke's choice.
Either party was attended by a solicitor, and the following is a "succinct synopsis" of the affair.Mornings at Bow Street|John Wight
So he gave her a succinct compendium of his famous paper at the British Association, in a form suited for the youthful mind.The Water-Babies|Charles Kingsley
With this object, I cannot do better than borrow the succinct narrative of the Edinburgh Reviewer.What Gunpowder Plot Was|Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Such, monsieur, is the succinct summary of your report, which is supported with facts that are painfully real.
British Dictionary definitions for succinct
- encircled by or as if by a girdle
- drawn up tightly; closely fitting
Word Origin for succinct
Word Origin and History for succinct
early 15c., "having one's belt fastened tightly," from Middle French succincte, from Latin succinctus "prepared, ready, contracted, short," past participle of succingere "tuck up (clothes for action), gird from below," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + cingere "to gird" (see cinch). Sense of "brief, concise" first recorded early 15c.