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Broad meaning

broad - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
  2. 2. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
  3. 3. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
  4. 4. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
  5. 5. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
  6. 6. Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
  7. 7. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
  8. 8. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
  9. 9. The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
  10. 10. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
  11. 11. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.
  12. 12. Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; - opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
  13. 13. 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.

broad - examples of usage

  1. The fun down there became rather broad. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. That is speaking of the thing in a broad sense. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. It is three miles long, and two miles broad. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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