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Meaning & Definition of Broad in English

English

Broad

/brɔd/

noun

1. Slang term for a woman

  • "A broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
    synonym:
  • broad

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • wide
  • ,
  • broad

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • broad
  • ,
  • unspecific

4. Lacking subtlety

  • Obvious
  • "Gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
    synonym:
  • broad
  • ,
  • unsubtle

5. Being at a peak or culminating point

  • "Broad daylight"
  • "Full summer"
    synonym:
  • broad(a)
  • ,
  • full(a)

6. Very large in expanse or scope

  • "A broad lawn"
  • "The wide plains"
  • "A spacious view"
  • "Spacious skies"
    synonym:
  • broad
  • ,
  • spacious
  • ,
  • wide

7. (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional

  • "A broad southern accent"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • broad
  • ,
  • large-minded
  • ,
  • liberal
  • ,
  • tolerant

Examples of using

He has a broad understanding of the world.
Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction.