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

oe. brod, brad, as. br; akin to os. br, d. breed, g. breit, icel. brei, sw. & dan. bred, goth. braids. cf. breadth

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.

as noun

  • 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.
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