Definitions for Broadbrɔd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

broad*brɔd(adj.; adv.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)of great breadth.

  2. measured from side to side.

  3. of great extent; large:

    a broad expanse of water.

  4. widely diffused; open; full:

    in broad daylight.

  5. not limited or narrow; of extensive range or scope:

    a broad range of interests; of broad appeal.

  6. liberal; tolerant.

  7. main or general:

    the broad outlines of a subject.

  8. plain or clear:

    a broad hint.

  9. indelicate; indecent.

  10. unconfined; free; unrestrained.

  11. (of an actor or acting style) using or marked by exaggeration.

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  12. (of pronunciation) strongly dialectal:

    a broad Scots accent.

  13. broad a, the a-sound (ӓ), esp. when used in place of the more common a-sound (a) in such words as half and

    can't.

    Category: Phonetics

  14. (adv.)fully:

    broad awake.

  15. (n.)the broad part of anything.

  16. 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

broad′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. broad(adj)

    slang term for a woman

    "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"

  2. wide, broad(adj)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. broad, unspecific(adj)

    not detailed or specific

    "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread"

  5. broad, unsubtle(adj)

    lacking subtlety; obvious

    "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"

  6. broad(a), full(a)(adj)

    being at a peak or culminating point

    "broad daylight"; "full summer"

  7. broad, spacious, wide(adj)

    very large in expanse or scope

    "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"

  8. broad(adj)

    (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional

    "a broad southern accent"

  9. 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

  1. broad(adjective)ɔd

    ≠ narrow

    broad shoulders; a broad tree-lined avenue

  2. broadɔd

    having or including a wide range of people or things

    a broad range of music

  3. broadɔd

    ≠ narrow-minded

  4. broadɔd

    general or approximate

    a broad description/outline

  5. broadɔd

    ***(of an accent) very strong

    a broad northern accent

  6. broadɔd

    during the daytime

    The robbery took place in broad daylight.

Wiktionary

  1. broad(Noun)

    A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.

  2. broad(Noun)

    A woman or girl.

    Who was that broad I saw you with?

  3. broad(Noun)

    A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.

  4. broad(Adjective)

    Wide in extent or scope.

  5. broad(Adjective)

    Having a specified width (e.g. 3 ft broad).

  6. broad(Adjective)

    Strongly regional.

  7. broad(Adjective)

    Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.

  8. Origin: From brood, brode, from brad, from braidaz, of uncertain origin. Possibly from (s)prei-. Cognate with braid, breed, bred, breed, breit, bred, breiður.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broad

    wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad

  2. Broad

    extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean

  3. Broad

    extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full

  4. Broad

    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

  5. Broad

    comprehensive; liberal; enlarged

  6. Broad

    plain; evident; as, a broad hint

  7. Broad

    free; unrestrained; unconfined

  8. Broad

    characterized by breadth. See Breadth

  9. Broad

    cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor

  10. Broad

    strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent

  11. Broad(noun)

    the broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar

  12. Broad(noun)

    the spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen

  13. Broad(noun)

    a lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders

Freebase

  1. Broad

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Broad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2113

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Broad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3008

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Broad' in Adjectives Frequency: #197


Translations for Broad

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

broad(adjective)

wide; great in size from side to side

a broad street.

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