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BRISK, a. [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.]



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BRISK, a. [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.]

BRISK, a. [This word may be of the same family with frisk and fresh, which see. W. brysg, from brys, quick; brysiaw, to hasten, coinciding with press; from W. rhys, a rushing. See Rush.]

  1. Lively; active; nimble; gay; sprightly, vivacious; applied to animals; as, a brisk young man; a brisk horse.
  2. Full of spirit or life; effervescing, as liquors; as, brisk cider.
  3. Lively; burning freely; as, a brisk fire.

Brisk
  1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.

    Cheerily, boys; be brick awhile.
    Shak.

    Brick toil alternating with ready ease.
    Wordworth.

  2. To make or become lively] to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; -- usually with up.
  3. Full of spirit of life; effervesc(?)ng, as liquors; sparkling; as, brick cider.

    Syn. -- Active; lively; agile; alert; nimble; quick; sprightly; vivacious; gay; spirited; animated.

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Brisk

BRISK, adjective [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.]

BRISK UP, verb transitive To make lively; to enliven; to animate.

BRISK UP, verb intransitive To come up with life and speed; to take an erect, or bold attitude.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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APPREN'TICE, n. [L. apprehendo. See Apprehend.]

1. One who is bound by covenant to serve a mechanic, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn his art, mystery, or occupation, in which his master is bound to instruct him. Apprentices are regularly bound by indentures.

2. In old law books, a barrister; a learner of law.

APPREN'TICE, v.t. To bind to, or put under the care of a master, for the purpose of instruction in the knowledge of a trade or business.

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