summary[ suhm-uh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF summary
Synonyms for summary
- boiled down
- in a nutshell
- short and sweet
Antonyms for summary
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUMMARY
They prepared a summary of the tale, and then enlarged the summary.
He had not reckoned upon being dealt with in this summary fashion.
The summary of a lesson, given by the class, is a test of the effectiveness of instruction.
Each student should be quizzed on his reading, or should be required to give a summary of it.
As an example of the differences in yield, a summary of the data for 1911 may be given.
He turned hastily to the Times, and threw his eyes over the summary of the debate.
But Babalatchi was not to be got rid of in this summary manner.
Am I, or am I not, flatly exaggerating in this summary of losses?
Summary of information obtained during this visit to Borneo.
I have tried to give a summary answer to the question, What did the Greeks achieve?
early 15c., from Medieval Latin summarius "of or pertaining to the sum or substance," from Latin summa "whole, gist" (see sum). Sense of "done promptly" is first found 1713. The noun meaning "a summary statement or account" is first recorded c.1500, from Latin summarium "an epitome, abstract, summary," from summa "totality, gist."