What does broad mean?

Definitions for broad
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word broad.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. broad(Noun)

    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. broad(Noun)

    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. broad(Noun)

    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. broad(Adjective)

    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. broad(Adjective)

    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. broad(Adjective)

    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. broad(Adjective)

    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. 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.

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 (Broad arrow), 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. Traci Gregorski:

    Traditional advertising such as TV continues to be relevant because of its broad reach.

  2. Noah Webster:

    Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.

  3. Ursula Marchioni:

    As long as the crude price stabilizes in the next few months we expect to see some renewed interest in broad-market commodity ETPs given the significant weight energy has within these broad market indices.

  4. Human Rights Watch:

    Under President Xi, the government has further tightened control over Christianity in President Xi broad efforts to' Sinicize' religion or' adopt Chinese characteristics' -- in other words, to ensure that religious groups support the government and the Chinese Communist Party, the shutdown of a Protestant church in Chengdu epitomizes the Xi Jinping government's relentless assault on religious freedom in China.

  5. 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)

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