Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A brief summary or general survey of something:‘a synopsis of the insurance cover provided is set out below’
summary, precis, résumé, abstract, outline, condensation, digest, summarization, summing-up, rundown, round-up, abridgement, review, sketch, compendiumconspectusView synonyms
- ‘The issue provides a brief synopsis of each topic with links to the information on-line.’
- ‘Even a synopsis of the events will do, in review form if you must.’
- ‘To better inform the story, here is a brief synopsis of my Mexican food experience up to that point.’
- ‘The bibliography provides a guide to more than 130 studies, giving researchers brief synopses of research methods, topic coverage, data sources and reported findings.’
- ‘Specifically, it scans the log files and generates a synopsis of which accounts have been used and when.’
- ‘The following are brief synopses of the artists and the work they hope to have in the Grad Show; however, the exhibit's final incarnation is still in the works, and the show will undoubtedly present us with a few surprises.’
- ‘The author's text, which includes brief synopses of the specific battles, makes the paintings all the more interesting and understandable.’
- ‘The historical synopses that the author offers are, once again, brief but sufficient.’
- ‘A brief synopsis of the lithology, age, and paleoenvironment and associated fauna are given for each unit.’
- ‘A brief synopsis of each of the mix elements is given below, and returned to for a fuller discussion in the following chapters.’
- ‘Regular reviews or synopses of issues such as population health would be helpful.’
- ‘At the end of the course, students were asked to write a brief synopsis of their experience.’
- ‘Following are brief synopses of this year's management sessions.’
- ‘The trial judge next summarizes the evidence at trial, providing merely a synopsis without comment.’
- ‘If you scroll to the airport, it gives you just a brief synopsis of delays, the departures and weather conditions.’
- ‘Mr Gilder has sent a letter to all members, assuring them that there is no crisis at the theatre and giving a brief synopsis of the events that led up to the resignations.’
- ‘The book is broken into three main sections, beginning with a brief synopsis of the state's long geologic history.’
- ‘John gave a general synopsis and managed the slides and Jo gave a more detailed explanation.’
- ‘As a synopsis, the essay works well to give an overview of two important decades of composition research.’
- ‘The following is a brief synopsis of the quagmire we would be entering.’
- 1.1 An outline of the plot of a play, film, or book.
- ‘A plot synopsis is irrelevant, and any detailed discussions of content will undoubtedly spoil it.’
- ‘Trying to provide a synopsis of this film is like recounting your week.’
- ‘And, finally, an insert in the fold-out case gives brief synopses of all 22 episodes (spoilers included).’
- ‘I've read the synopsis of it but I haven't read any spoilers, but now knowing that there is a twist at the end I'm thinking it's fairly obvious.’
- ‘You are seized by the desire to read a book without someone snatching it from you and demanding a synopsis of the plot.’
- ‘The brief synopsis above does not do justice to the intricacy of the tale.’
- ‘The synopsis of the film might give viewers who steer clear from anything different a reason to watch it.’
- ‘From the brief synopses above you'll notice that all the stories are the same: gruff, tough men with soft spots for women go through hell to avenge or save them!’
- ‘I read a synopsis of the final episode last night.’
- ‘I originally intended to attempt to give a plot synopsis of this film, but it's so confusing I might just not bother.’
- ‘The following are titles, screening venues, show times and a synopsis of the films to be screened on Saturday.’
- ‘That's an overview of the movie with an introduction of the characters and a brief synopsis.’
- ‘The insert is a complete episode guide with a brief synopsis of each episode.’
- ‘It usually takes a good number of rewrites of the plot synopsis to get all such issues straight.’
- ‘This synopsis makes the film sound like a depressing cautionary tale but it isn't.’
- ‘For you who are fresh faces and were not here last year, or just didn't care enough to read The Peak, I will give you a brief synopsis.’
- ‘In some form or another, I will allow that most of you are very aware of the story, so my synopsis will be most assuredly brief.’
- ‘I've spent the afternoon writing laddish synopses of films like You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Waynes World, Men in Black and Bill and Ted.’
- ‘Even though the plot synopsis may set off warning sirens, however, the film is refreshing, never cloying.’
- ‘Although we will not reveal much about the movie, here's a brief synopsis.’
Early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek, from sun- together + opsis seeing.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.