What is the meaning of broad?


  • Slang term for a woman.
    • usage: "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"


  • Having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other.
    • usage: "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
  • Broad in scope or content.
    • usage: "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"
  • Not detailed or specific.
    • usage: "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread"
  • Lacking subtlety; obvious.
    • usage: "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
  • Being at a peak or culminating point.
    • usage: "broad daylight"; "full summer"
  • Very large in expanse or scope.
    • usage: "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"
  • Of speech. ( heavily and noticeably regional)
    • usage: "a broad southern accent"
  • Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness.
    • usage: "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
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APAWordNet. (2010). broad. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/broad/definitions/1169841
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "broad" http://smartdefine.org/broad/definitions/1169841 (accessed September 25, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, broad, Smart Define, viewed 25 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/broad/definitions/1169841>.
MLAWordNet. "broad" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/broad/definitions/1169841>
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