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Broad

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Noun

1. broad

slang term for a woman

Example Sentences:
'a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch'

Adjective

2. broad, wide

having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

Example Sentences:
'wide roads'
'a wide necktie'
'wide margins'
'three feet wide'
'a river two miles broad'
'broad shoulders'
'a broad river'

3. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide

broad in scope or content

Example Sentences:
'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'
'granted him wide powers'

4. broad, unspecific

not detailed or specific

Example Sentences:
'a broad rule'
'the broad outlines of the plan'
'felt an unspecific dread'

5. broad, unsubtle

lacking subtlety; obvious

Example Sentences:
'gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave'

6. broad, full

being at a peak or culminating point

Example Sentences:
'broad daylight'
'full summer'

7. broad, spacious, wide

very large in expanse or scope

Example Sentences:
'a broad lawn'
'the wide plains'
'a spacious view'
'spacious skies'

8. broad

(of speech) heavily and noticeably regional

Example Sentences:
'a broad southern accent'

9. broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant

showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

Example Sentences:
'a broad political stance'
'generous and broad sympathies'
'a liberal newspaper'
'tolerant of his opponent's opinions'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Broad

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adjective
1. 
having relatively great breadth or width
2. 
of vast extent; spacious
a broad plain
3. (postpositive)
from one side to the other
four miles broad
4. 
of great scope or potential
that invention had broad applications
5. 
not detailed; general
broad plans
6. 
clear and open; full (esp in the phrase broad daylight)
7. 
obvious or plain
broad hints
8. 
liberal; tolerant
a broad political stance
9. 
widely spread; extensive
broad support
10. 
outspoken or bold
a broad manner
11. 
vulgar; coarse; indecent
a broad joke
12. 
unrestrained; free
broad laughter
13. 
(of a dialect or pronunciation) consisting of a large number of speech sounds characteristic of a particular geographical area
a broad Yorkshire accent
14. finance
denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money and balances, most private-sector bank deposits, and sterling bank-deposit certificates
broad money
Compare narrow (sense 7)
15.  broad a
16.  as broad as it is long
noun
17. 
the broad part of something
18. slang, mainly US and Canadian
a. 
a girl or woman
b. 
a prostitute
19. British dialect
a river spreading over a lowland
See also Broads
20. East Anglia dialect
a shallow lake
21. 
a wood-turning tool used for shaping the insides and bottoms of cylinders
adverb
22. 
widely or fully
broad awake
noun
Stuart (Christopher John). born 1986, English cricketer; he has taken over 400 test match wickets

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Broad

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adjective
1. 
of large extent from side to side; wide
2. 
having great extent or expanse; spacious
broad prairies
3. 
extending all about; clear; open; full
broad daylight
4. 
easy to understand; not subtle; obvious
a broad hint
5. 
strongly marked
said of dialects or accents
6. 
coarse or ribald
a broad joke
7. 
tolerant; liberal
to take a broad view of a matter
8. 
wide in range; not limited
a broad variety, a broad education
9. 
main or general; not detailed
in broad outline
10.  Phonetics
pronounced with the tongue held low and flat in the mouth; open, esp. as the ( (ɑ) ; ä) ) of father
adverb
11. 
in a broad manner; widely
noun
12.  Slang
a woman
sometimes considered offensive

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Broad

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adj. broad·er, broad·est
1. Wide in extent from side to side: a broad river; broad shoulders.
2. Large in expanse; spacious: a broad lawn.
3. Having a certain width from side to side: A sidewalk three feet broad.
4. Full; open: broad daylight.
5. Covering a wide scope; general: a broad rule.
6. Liberal; tolerant: had broad views regarding social services.
7. Relating to or covering the main facts or the essential points: a plan presented in broad outline.
8. Plain and clear; obvious: gave us a broad hint to leave.
9. Vulgar; ribald: a broad joke.
10. Strikingly regional or dialectal: a broad Southern accent.
11. Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue placed low and flat and with the oral cavity wide open, like the a in father.
n.
1. A wide flat part, as of one's hand.
2. Offensive Slang A woman or girl.
adv.
Fully; completely.

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