What does broad mean?

broad meaning in General Dictionary

The wide part of such a thing given that broad of an oar

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  • broad stretch in breadth or back and forth against narrow as a diverse road an extensive table an inch broad
  • huge in expanse or range
  • having great (or a certain) level from 1 part to the other
  • not detailed or specific
  • being at a peak or culminating point
  • (of message) greatly and visibly local
  • broad in range or content
  • lacking subtlety; obvious
  • showing or described as broad-mindedness
  • slang term for a female
  • large; increase in breadth, or laterally; -- against thin; as, an easy road, a diverse dining table; an inches broad.
  • Extending all over; considerable; vast; because, the broad expanse of ocean.
  • Extended, when you look at the feeling of diffused; open; obvious; complete.
  • Fig.: Having a sizable measure of any thing or high quality; not limited; not restrained; -- placed on any subject, and retaining the literal idea pretty much clearly, the precise definition based mostly from the substantive.
  • Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
  • simple; obvious; since, an extensive sign.
  • Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
  • described as breadth. See Breadth.
  • Cross; coarse; indelicate; because, an easy go with; a broad joke; broad laughter.
  • highly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
  • The broad element of something; as, the diverse of an oar.
  • The spread of a river into a sheet of liquid; a flooded fen.
  • A lathe device for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

broad meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English brad "broad, flat, available, extended," from Proto-Germanic *braithaz (cognates: Old Frisian bred, Old Norse brei

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  • "woman," slang, 1911, possibly suggestive of broad (adj.) sides, but it addittionally might trace to United states English abroadwife, word for a lady (often a slave) away from the woman husband. Earliest use of the slang word shows immorality or coarse, low-class ladies. As a result of this negative association, while the increase of females's athletics, the track and field broad-jump ended up being changed to your long jump c.1967.

broad meaning in General Dictionary

(superl.) Large; expand in breadth, or back and forth; -- in opposition to narrow; as, a broad road, a broad table; an inch broad.

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  • (superl.) Expanding everywhere; substantial; vast; because, the broad expanse of ocean.
  • (superl.) Extended, within the sense of diffused; available; clear; complete.
  • (superl.) Fig.: Having a big measure of any thing or high quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and keeping the literal idea pretty much obviously, the particular meaning depending mostly from the substantive.
  • (superl.) Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
  • (superl.) Simple; evident; because, an extensive hint.
  • (superl.) Totally free; unrestrained; unconfined.
  • (superl.) Cross; coarse; indelicate; because, a broad praise; a diverse joke; wide laughter.
  • (superl.) Highly marked; since, a diverse Scotch accent.
  • (n.) The broad element of anything; as, the diverse of an oar.
  • (n.) The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
  • (n.) A lathe device for switching along the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

Sentence Examples with the word broad

The Uncompaghre, with only a small amount of water, flowed through a broad and fertile valley containing several hundred thousand acres of cultivable soil.

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