Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

briefcase

play
noun brief·case \ˈbrēf-ˌkās\

Simple Definition of briefcase

  • : a flat case that is used for carrying papers or books

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of briefcase

  1. :  a flat flexible case for carrying papers or books

1917

First Known Use of briefcase

1917

Rhymes with briefcase

abase, airspace, Alsace, ambsace, apace, backspace, best-case, biface, birthplace, blackface, boldface, bookcase, bootlace, braincase, clubface, crankcase, cyclase, debase, deface, disgrace, displace, dogface, doughface, efface, embrace, emplace, encase, enchase, enlace, erase, euclase, firebase, fireplace, footpace, footrace, foreface, freebase, gyrase, half-space, hard case, headspace, hydrase, Jerez, kinase, lactase, lightface, lipase, lyase, maltase, manes, millrace, milreis, misplace, mutase, notecase, null-space, nutcase, outface, outpace, outrace, paleface, postface, Quilmes, replace, scapegrace, shoelace, showcase, showplace, slipcase, smearcase, someplace, staircase, subbase, subspace, suitcase, tailrace, tenace, typeface, ukase, unbrace, unlace, watchcase, wheelbase, whey-face, whiteface, workplace, worst-case


BRIEFCASE Defined for Kids

briefcase

play
noun brief·case \ˈbrēf-ˌkās\

Definition of briefcase for Students

  1. :  a flat case for carrying papers or books




Learn More about briefcase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up briefcase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to conspire or plot

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

august-macke-lady-in-a-green-jacket

Which of these is a synonym of namby-pamby?

insipid insightful energetic lithe
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ