broad vs narrow

broad

Definitions

adjective

  1. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
  2. broad in scope or content
  3. lacking subtlety; obvious
  4. being at a peak or culminating point
  5. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
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noun

  1. slang term for a woman

Examples

As a young man he wrote words to popular folk airs and had them printed as broadsheets.

High-frequency waves broadcast by the radar bounce off a person, scanning the in-and-out movement of the chest and more subtle, but also detectable, motion of the heartbeat against the chest wall.

Lead commentators, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean broadcast from a remote area.

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narrow

Definitions

verb

  1. define clearly
  2. become more focused on an area of activity or field of study
  3. become tight or as if tight
  4. make or become more narrow or restricted

noun

  1. a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

adjective

  1. not wide
  2. lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
  3. limited in size or scope
  4. very limited in degree
  5. characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

Examples

And its world was a narrow swamp, a grey, nubiferous environment, where it lived its contented, active, idyllic, almost mindless existence.

Having had some narrow escapes the priest was eventually arrested as a recusant priest and was tried by revolutionary Court.

Its independence may encourage it to pursue a course of narrow self-interest rather than the public interest.

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