Definitions for broadsideˈbrɔdˌsaɪd; ˈbrɔdˌʃit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

broad•sideˈbrɔdˌsaɪd; ˈbrɔdˌʃit(n.; adv.; v.)-sid•ed, -sid•ing.

  1. (n.)the whole side of a ship above the water line.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. all the guns that can be fired from one side of a warship. a simultaneous discharge of all such guns.

    Category: Military

  3. any strong or comprehensive attack, as by criticism.

  4. a sheet of paper printed, orig. on one side only, as for distribution or posting. any printed advertising circular.

    Category: Printing

  5. a broad surface or side, as of a house.

  6. Also called broad′side bal′lad. a song, esp. in 16th- and 17th-century England, written on a topical subject and printed on broadsides.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. (adv.)with the side facing toward a given point or object.

  8. at random:

    to attack the policies broadside.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (v.i.)to proceed or go broadside.

  10. to fire a broadside.

  11. (v.t.)to run into the side of.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. to make verbal attacks on.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of broadside:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway(noun)

    an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

    "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"

  2. tirade, philippic, broadside(noun)

    a speech of violent denunciation

  3. broadside(noun)

    all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship

  4. broadside(noun)

    the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern

    "the ship was broadside to the dock"

  5. broadside(adj)

    the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship

  6. broadside(verb)

    toward a full side

    "a broadside attack"

  7. broadside(adverb)

    collide with the broad side of

    "her car broad-sided mine"

  8. broadside(adverb)

    with a side facing an object

    "the train hit the truck broadside"; "the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"


  1. broadside(Noun)

    One side of a ship above the water line; all the guns on one side of a warship; their simultaneous firing.

  2. broadside(Noun)

    A forceful attack, be it written or spoken.

  3. broadside(Noun)

    A large sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded.

  4. broadside(Noun)

    The printed lyrics of a folk song or ballad; a broadsheet.

  5. broadside(Verb)

    To collide with something sideways on

  6. broadside(Adverb)

    Sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broadside(noun)

    the side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter

  2. Broadside(noun)

    a discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship, at the same time

  3. Broadside(noun)

    a volley of abuse or denunciation

  4. Broadside(noun)

    a sheet of paper containing one large page, or printed on one side only; -- called also broadsheet


  1. Broadside

    A broadside is the side of a ship; the battery of cannon on one side of a warship; or their simultaneous fire in naval warfare.

Anagrams of broadside

  1. sideboard


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