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 for broad
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
        broad.
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     2. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad
        expanse of ocean.
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     3. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
        "Broad and open day." --Bp. Porteus.
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     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.
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              A broad mixture of falsehood.         --Locke.
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     Note: Hence: 
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     5. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
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              The words in the Constitution are broad enough to
              include the case.                     --D. Daggett.
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              In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way. --E.
                                                    Everett.
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     6. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
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     7. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
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              As broad and general as the casing air. --Shak.
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     8. (Fine Arts) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
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     9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad
        joke; broad humor.
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     10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
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     Note: Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide,
           large, etc.; as, broad-chested, broad-shouldered,
           broad-spreading, broad-winged.
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     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.
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              It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others,
              or bring others down to them.         --L'Estrange.
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     Broad pennant. See under Pennant.
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     Syn: Wide; large; ample; expanded; spacious; roomy;
          extensive; vast; comprehensive; liberal.
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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.
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     2. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded
        fen. [Local, Eng.] --Southey.
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     3. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of
        cylinders. --Knight.
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     4. A woman, especially one who is sexually promiscuous; --
        usually considered offensive. [slang]
        [PJC] broad-axe
        Broadaxe
        Broadax

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  broad
      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:
             narrow]
      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,
         panoptic, wide]
      3: not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines
         of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread" [syn: broad,
         unspecific]
      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,
         spacious, wide]
      7: (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad
         southern accent"
      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
           mean punch"

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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