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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brawd, adj. wide: large, free or open: outspoken: coarse, indelicate: of pronunciation, e.g. a broad accent.—advs. Broad, Broad′ly.—ns. Broad′-ar′row, a mark, thus (), stamped on materials belonging to Government; Broad′-brim, a hat with a broad brim, such as those worn by Quakers: (coll.) a Quaker.—adj. Broad′cast, scattered or sown abroad by the hand: dispersed widely.—adv. by throwing at large from the hand, only in phrases, as, 'to scatter broadcast,' &c.—v.t. to scatter freely.—n. Broad′cloth, a fine kind of woollen fulled cloth, used for men's garments.—v.t. Broad′en, to make broad or broader.—v.i. to grow broad or extend in breadth.—adj. Broad′-eyed (Shak.), having a wide or extended survey.—ns. Broad′-gauge (see Gauge); Broad′ness.—n.pl. Broads, lake-like expansions of rivers.—ns. Broad′side, the side of a ship: all the guns on one side of a ship of war, or their simultaneous discharge: a sheet of paper printed on one side, otherwise named Broad′sheet; Broad′sword, a cutting sword with a broad blade: a man armed with such a sword.—Broad Church, a party within the Church of England which advocates a broad and liberal interpretation of dogmatic definitions and creed subscription—the name was first used in 1833 by W. J. Conybeare. [A.S. brád, Goth. braids.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'broad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2113
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Rank popularity for the word 'broad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3008
Rank popularity for the word 'broad' in Adjectives Frequency: #197
The numerical value of broad in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of broad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of broad in a Sentence
I think there will be broad-based support.
We expect to have a broad coalition in the near future.
It's already a broad movement and could become even broader.
It’s been a fairly broad trend of dollar selling this week.
There's a broad feeling we have to do something against China.
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- breit, Weib, BrautGerman
- pava, piba, anchoSpanish
- leveä, lyyliFinnish
- gonzesse, meuf, fort, largeFrench
- a leudScottish Gaelic
- 女, 助, 広いですJapanese
- 계집애, 여자, 강하다, 노골적Korean
- largo, amploPortuguese
- девка, в ширину, бабаRussian
- bred, tjejSwedish
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