What does broadside mean?

Definitions for broadsideˈbrɔdˌsaɪd; ˈbrɔdˌʃit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broadside in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broadside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Salisbury:

    From what I understand from a witness, the military plane struck the other, small aircraft broadside.

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