What does broad mean?

Definitions for broad
brɔdbroad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broadadjective

    slang term for a woman

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

  2. wide, broadadjective

    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, wideadjective

    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, unspecificadjective

    not detailed or specific

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

  5. broad, unsubtleadjective

    lacking subtlety; obvious

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

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

    being at a peak or culminating point

    "broad daylight"; "full summer"

  7. broad, spacious, wideadjective

    very large in expanse or scope

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

  8. broadadjective

    (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional

    "a broad southern accent"

  9. broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerantadjective

    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

    "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"

Wiktionary

  1. broadnoun

    A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.

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

  2. broadnoun

    A woman or girl.

    Who was that broad I saw you with?

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

  3. broadnoun

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

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

  4. broadadjective

    Wide in extent or scope.

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

  5. broadadjective

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

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

  6. broadadjective

    Strongly regional.

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

  7. broadadjective

    Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.

    Etymology: 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. Broadnoun

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

  12. Broadnoun

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

  13. Broadnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Broad

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. broad

    If the tressing in or tuck of a ship's quarter under water hangs deep, or is overfull, they say she has a fat quarter.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broad in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of broad in a Sentence

  1. John Boehner:

    This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy to confront the threats we face abroad, especially the threat posed by the rise of ISIL (Islamic State), we cannot defeat this enemy without a broad, coordinated, well thought-out effort that has the strong support of the American people. Thus far, this administration has fallen well short.

  2. James Grayson:

    These are pictures that will be broadcast on television and shown in the state media, so those who are there want to be seen recording Kim Jong Uns every word, its about presenting him as having broad knowledge -- however, its ridiculous, he cant possibly know about all of these different things.

  3. Linda Cardellini:

    Yeah, if it’s a great story definitely. Kids love it. I hear some 3 or 4 year old kids who can’t speak in complete sentences and they love to talk about Scooby-Doo. It’s fun. It’s really a great character. There’s not a lot of broad, young and smart, crazy, zany characters that you get to play like this. (Cinema Confidential; March 23, 2004)

  4. Jonathan Stubbs:

    Europe is seeing a pretty broad recovery on pretty firm foundations, but CEOs who have to answer to shareholders are still more likely to err in favour of capital distribution, especially with interest rates at these levels.

  5. Margaret Stock:

    The administration is deporting as many criminal aliens as possible for the numbers, but it does n’t take into account military service, most people also don’t understand how complicated immigration law really is and how easy it is to run afoul of these complex laws. Making matters worse, Margaret Stock said, is that defendants in deportation cases are not automatically given attorneys and often ca n’t afford to hire their own, resulting in many being wrongfully deported. Any lawful permanent resident, veteran or not, can be deported upon conviction of a crime that falls under the extremely broad umbrella of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude. This can be either a misdemeanor or felony, and typically includes anything from assault, fraud and perjury to robbery, theft and bribery. The rulings are often viewed by immigration lawyers as arbitrary and the immigration code now includes scores of petty offenses listed alongside the severe ones, all punishable by deportation. Still, the federal government is very deliberate in its review of cases involving veterans, insisted Gillian Christensen, spokeswoman for the U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE).

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    • A. pluck
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