What does broke mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-brokeadjective

    lacking funds

    "`skint' is a British slang term"

Wiktionary

  1. brokeadjective

    Lacking money; bankrupt

  2. brokeadjective

    Broken.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To BROKEverb

    To transact business for others, or by others. It is used generally in reproach.

    Etymology: of uncertain etymology. Stephen Skinner seems inclined to derive it from to break, because broken men turn factors or brokers. Casanbon Casaubon , from ϖϱὰττειν. Stephen Skinner thinks, again, that it may be contracted from procurer. Mr. Edward Lye more probably deduces it from bruccan, Sax. to be busy.

    He does, indeed,
    And brokes with all that can, in such a suit,
    Corrupt the tender honour of a maid. William Shakespeare.

    The gains of bargains are of a more doubtful nature, when men should wait upon other’s necessity; broke by servants and instruments to draw them on. Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. broke

    of Break

  2. Broke

    of Break

  3. Brokeverb

    to transact business for another

  4. Brokeverb

    to act as procurer in love matters; to pimp

  5. Broke

    imp. & p. p. of Break

Freebase

  1. Broke

    Broke is the second studio album by American punk rock band Hed PE. Released on August 22, 2000, the album expanded the band's sound to incorporate classic rock and world music influences. It peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200, and features the band's best known single, "Bartender", which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and at #27 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and appeared on the retrospectives The Best of Hed Planet Earth and Major Pain 2 Indee Freedom: The Best of Hed P.E.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Broke

    brōk, pa.t. and old pa.p. of Break.—p.adj. Brok′en, rent asunder: infirm: humbled or crushed: dispersed, routed: altered in direction: shattered in estate or position: incomplete, fragmentary: uncertain.—adjs. Brok′en-backed, having the back broken, applied to a ship so loosened in her frame as to droop at both ends; Brok′en-down, decayed, ruined in character or strength; Brok′en-heart′ed, crushed with grief: greatly depressed in spirit.—adv. Brok′enly.—ns. Brok′en-man, one under outlawry, esp. in the Highlands and Border country; Brok′en-meat, the leavings of a banquet; Brok′enness.—adj. Brok′en-wind′ed, having short breath or disordered respiration, as a horse.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BROKE

    A word expressing the ultimate condition of one who is too much bent on speculating.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. broke

    Sentence of a court-martial, depriving an officer of his commission.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. broke

    Sentence of a court-martial depriving an officer of his commission, or a non-commissioned officer or warrant-officer of his warrant. Also said of a non-commissioned officer being reduced by order.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'broke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2049

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'broke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1994

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broke in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of broke in a Sentence

  1. George Pell:

    It is important to point out that the Vatican is not broke ... the Holy See is paying its way, while possessing substantial assets and investments.

  2. Steven Wright:

    Last night somebody broke into my apartment and replaced everything with exact duplicates... When I pointed it out to my roommate, he said, 'Do I know you'

  3. Dave Grohl:

    For years I couldn't even listen to any music, let alone a Nirvana song. When Kurt died, every time the radio came on, it broke my heart.

  4. Paul Nolte:

    We're in a window right now of roughly between 2,000 and 2,050 (for the S&P) that is fairly important for the market. That's the point at which the market broke down in August. If we can hold above 2,000, that would be a good thing.

  5. Elen Chaduka:

    How does the government say it is broke when it buys expensive cars everyday? Every day we hear that ministers have stolen money, so it means the money is there.

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