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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Broad \Broad\ (br[add]d), a. [Compar. Broader
(br[add]d"[~e]r); superl. Broadest.] [OE. brod, brad, AS.
br[=a]d; akin to OS. br[=e]d, D. breed, G. breit, Icel.
brei[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. bred, Goth. braids. Cf. Breadth.]
1. Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed
to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch
2. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad
expanse of ocean.
3. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
"Broad and open day." --Bp. Porteus.
4. 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.
A broad mixture of falsehood. --Locke.
5. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
The words in the Constitution are broad enough to
include the case. --D. Daggett.
In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way. --E.
6. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
7. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
As broad and general as the casing air. --Shak.
8. (Fine Arts) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad
joke; broad humor.
10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
Note: Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide,
large, etc.; as, broad-chested, broad-shouldered,
Broad acres. See under Acre.
Broad arrow, originally a pheon. See Pheon, and Broad
arrow under Arrow.
As broad as long, having the length equal to the breadth;
hence, the same one way as another; coming to the same
result by different ways or processes.
It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others,
or bring others down to them. --L'Estrange.
Broad pennant. See under Pennant.
Syn: Wide; large; ample; expanded; spacious; roomy;
extensive; vast; comprehensive; liberal.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Broad \Broad\, n.
1. The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
2. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded
fen. [Local, Eng.] --Southey.
3. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of
4. A woman, especially one who is sexually promiscuous; --
usually considered offensive. [slang]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the
other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins";
"three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad
shoulders"; "a broad river" [syn: wide, broad] [ant:
2: broad in scope or content; "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"-
T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers" [syn: across-the-
board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive,
blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive,
3: not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines
of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread" [syn: broad,
4: lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was
time to leave" [syn: broad, unsubtle]
5: being at a peak or culminating point; "broad daylight"; "full
summer" [syn: broad(a), full(a)]
6: very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide
plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" [syn: broad,
7: (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad
8: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad
political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a
liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
[syn: broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant]
n 1: slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
389 Moby Thesaurus words for "broad":
Jane, Jezebel, abstract, accented, aleatoric, aleatory, alveolar,
amorphous, ample, amplitudinous, apical, apico-alveolar,
apico-dental, approximate, articulated, artless, assimilated, babe,
baby, back, bad woman, baggage, barytone, biddy, bilabial, bimbo,
bird, bitch, bland, blobby, blue, bluff, blunt, blurred, blurry,
bright, broad-based, broad-gauged, broad-minded, broad-shouldered,
brusque, burlesque, cacuminal, candid, capacious, catholic,
central, cerebral, chance, chancy, chaotic, checked, chick, chippy,
clear, clitoromaniac, close, coarse, cocotte, collective, colleen,
comic, comical, commodious, comprehensive, confused, consonant,
consonantal, continuant, cookie, copious, cosmopolitan, cutie,
dame, damoiselle, damsel, deep, demoiselle, dental, diffuse,
direct, dirty, disordered, dissimilated, doll, dorsal, downright,
drab, earthy, easy lay, easy woman, ecumenical, ecumenistic,
emphatic, evident, expansive, explicit, extended, extending,
extensive, far-embracing, far-extending, far-flung, far-flying,
far-going, far-ranging, far-reaching, farcical, featureless, filly,
filthy, flat, floozy, foggy, forthright, frail, frail sister,
frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken,
free-tongued, front, full, fuzzy, gal, general, generalized,
generic, generous, genuine, girl, girlie, glide, glossal, glottal,
grisette, gross, gutter, guttural, hard, harridan, hazy,
heart-to-heart, heavy, heifer, hen, high, hit-or-miss, hoyden,
hussy, hysteromaniac, ill-defined, imprecise, improper, inaccurate,
inchoate, inclusive, incoherent, indecent, indecisive, indefinable,
indefinite, indelicate, indeterminable, indeterminate,
indiscriminate, indistinct, inelegant, inexact, infinite,
ingenuous, intonated, jade, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, labial,
labiodental, labiovelar, large, large-scale, lascivious, lass,
lassie, lateral, latitudinarian, lax, lewd, liberal, light,
lingual, liquid, little missy, loose, loose woman, low,
mademoiselle, maid, maiden, main, mid, minx, miss, missy,
mock-heroic, monophthongal, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized,
nebulous, neutral, noninsular, nonspecific, number, nymphet,
nympho, nymphomaniac, obscene, obscure, obvious, occlusive,
off color, open, openhearted, orderless, outspoken, oxytone,
palatal, palatalized, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic,
phonetic, phonic, pickup, piece, pitch, pitched, plain,
plain-spoken, pornographic, posttonic, pronounced, quean, random,
rank, raw, retroflex, romp, roomy, rough, round, rounded, rude,
schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, semivowel, shadowed forth,
shadowy, shapeless, sincere, skirt, slapstick, slip, slut, soft,
sonant, spacious, spacious of mind, spread out, spreading,
stochastic, stopped, straight, straight-out, straightforward,
stressed, strong, strumpet, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen,
subteener, surd, sweeping, syllabic, tart, teenybopper, tense,
thick, throaty, titillating, tolerant, tomato, tomboy, tonal,
tonic, tragicomic, transparent, trollop, trull, twangy, unaccented,
unbigoted, uncharacterized, unchecked, unclear, unconcealed,
unconstrained, uncouth, undefined, undestined, undetermined,
undifferentiated, undisguised, unequivocal, unfanatical,
ungentlemanly, unguarded, unhidebound, unladylike, unparochial,
unplain, unprovincial, unrefined, unreserved, unrestrained,
unrounded, unshaded, unspecific, unspecified, unstressed, unsubtle,
uteromaniac, vague, vast, veiled, velar, virgin, vocalic, vocoid,
voiced, voiceless, voluminous, vowel, vowellike, vulgar, wanton,
weak, wench, wholesale, whore, wide, wide-banked, wide-bottomed,
wide-branched, wide-breasted, wide-brimmed, wide-eared,
wide-extended, wide-extending, wide-faced, wide-framed,
wide-hipped, wide-leaved, wide-lipped, wide-minded, wide-nosed,
wide-petaled, wide-ranging, wide-reaching, wide-rimmed,
wide-roving, wide-set, wide-spaced, wide-spanned, wide-streeted,
wide-stretching, wide-tracked, wide-wayed, wide-winged, widespread,
woman, young creature, young thing
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