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Definitions of broad

  1. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Free; unrestrained; unconfined. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Characterized by breadth. See Breadth. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; - opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Broadest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Broadness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Broadly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. Wide; ample; vast; liberal; as, broad opinions; widely distributed; open; clear; unrestrained; evident; bold; as, a broad hint; indelicate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Wide: large, free or open: coarse, indelicate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Extended in width; wide; vast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Comprehensive; catholic; liberal; tolerant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Strong, rude, or coarse, as speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Wide; large; extensive; vast; not narrow; liberal; full; open; unconfined; bold; gross; indelicate. It is as broad as it is long, the same, whichever way. Broad church, that section of the Protestant Church which inclines to liberal opinions, and is opposed to those who would narrow either spirit or form. Broad-gauge, distance more than 4 ft. 8 1/2 in. between the rails of a railway. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Wide; not narrow; extensive; open; coarse; not delicate; bold. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for broad

  1. I am nervous up on your back, broad and big as it is." – The Story of a Stuffed Elephant by Laura Lee Hope
  2. Another man killed in broad daylight and no one to answer for it! – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
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