Definitions for Broadbrɔd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
broad*brɔd(adj.; adv.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)of great breadth.
measured from side to side.
of great extent; large:
a broad expanse of water.
widely diffused; open; full:
in broad daylight.
not limited or narrow; of extensive range or scope:
a broad range of interests; of broad appeal.
main or general:
the broad outlines of a subject.
plain or clear:
a broad hint.
unconfined; free; unrestrained.
(of an actor or acting style) using or marked by exaggeration.
(of pronunciation) strongly dialectal:
a broad Scots accent.
broad a, the a-sound (ӓ), esp. when used in place of the more common a-sound (a) in such words as half and
(n.)the broad part of anything.
Slang: Usually Offensive. a woman.
Category: Status (usage)
* Usage: Definition 21 is usually perceived as insulting.
Origin of broad:
bef. 1000; ME bro(o)d, OE brād; c. OFris, OS brēd, OHG breit, ON breithr, Go braiths
slang term for a woman
"a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
"wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide(adj)
broad in scope or content
"across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
not detailed or specific
"a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread"
lacking subtlety; obvious
"gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
being at a peak or culminating point
"broad daylight"; "full summer"
broad, spacious, wide(adj)
very large in expanse or scope
"a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"
(of speech) heavily and noticeably regional
"a broad southern accent"
broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant(adj)
showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
"a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
broad shoulders; a broad tree-lined avenue
having or including a wide range of people or things
a broad range of music
general or approximate
a broad description/outline
***(of an accent) very strong
a broad northern accent
during the daytime
The robbery took place in broad daylight.
A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.
A woman or girl.
Who was that broad I saw you with?
A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.
Wide in extent or scope.
Having a specified width (e.g. 3 ft broad).
Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.
Origin: From brood, brode, from brad, from braidaz, of uncertain origin. Possibly from (s)prei-. Cognate with braid, breed, bred, breed, breit, bred, breiður.
wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad
extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean
extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full
fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive
comprehensive; liberal; enlarged
plain; evident; as, a broad hint
free; unrestrained; unconfined
characterized by breadth. See Breadth
cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor
strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent
the broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar
the spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen
a lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders
The Broad was a British coin worth 20 shillings issued by the Commonwealth of England in 1656. It was a milled gold coin weighing 9.0–9.1 grams, with a diameter of 29 or 30 millimetres, designed by Thomas Simon. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell as a laureated Roman emperor, with the inscription OLIVAR D G R P ANG SCO HIB &c PRO -- Oliver, by the Grace of God, Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland, Ireland, etc., -- while the reverse shows a crowned shield depicting the arms of the Commonwealth with the inscription PAX QVAERITVR BELLO 1656 -- Peace is sought through war. The current value of the coin in "very fine" to "extremely fine" condition is £3500 to £6000 as the pieces are very rare, but normally fairly unworn, although a Mr Pinkerton, writing at the time that the coins circulated, noted that many of the coins in circulation were so worn as to be almost flat. A piedfort version of the coin with an edge inscription is known as a Fifty shilling piece. This is extremely rare, and there are very few examples as it is probably a pattern.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Broad' in Adjectives Frequency: #197
Translations for Broad
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
wide; great in size from side to side
a broad street.
- واسِعٌ، عَريضٌArabic
- largoPortuguese (BR)
- پهن؛ عریضFarsi
- 폭이 넓은Korean
- bred, vidNorwegian
- پهن؛ عریضPersian
- پنډ، سورور، ارتPashto
- geniş, enliTurkish
- 寬闊的Chinese (Trad.)
- широкий, просторийUkrainian
- 宽阔的Chinese (Simp.)
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