Definition and Meanings for broad
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Broad is ranked 1,408 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of broad
adjective, comparative, superlative, noun
Etymology of broad
Meaning of broad
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
- extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
- extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
- 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.
- comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
- plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
- free; unrestrained; unconfined.
- characterized by breadth. see breadth.
- cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
- strongly marked; as, a broad scotch accent.
- the broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
- the spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
- a lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.
- a woman, especially one who is sexually promiscuous; -- usually considered offensive.