- drawn up, as by a girdle.
- encircled, as by a girdle.
Origin of succinct
Related formssuc·cinct·ly, adverbsuc·cinct·ness, nounun·suc·cinct, adjectiveun·suc·cinct·ly, adverb
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