[ UK /bɹˈɔːd/ ]
[ US /ˈbɹɔd/ ]
  1. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    a river two miles broad
    three feet wide
    a broad river
    broad shoulders
    a wide necktie
    wide margins
    wide roads
  2. broad in scope or content
    an invention with broad applications
    granted him wide powers
    an all-embracing definition
    a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
    blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    across-the-board pay increases
  3. lacking subtlety; obvious
    gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave
  4. being at a peak or culminating point
    full summer
    broad daylight
  5. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
    tolerant of his opponent's opinions
    generous and broad sympathies
    a broad political stance
    a liberal newspaper
  6. very large in expanse or scope
    a spacious view
    spacious skies
    a broad lawn
    the wide plains
  7. (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional
    a broad southern accent
  8. not detailed or specific
    a broad rule
    felt an unspecific dread
    the broad outlines of the plan
  1. slang term for a woman
    a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch
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How To Use broad In A Sentence

  • The Huilloc men are only a little taller than their womenfolk, with broad chests, powerful shoulders and heavily muscled legs.
  • These provisions, although expressed at a level of great generality, have often been invoked by those who posit the existence of a broad international duty to cooperate or a right to solidarity.
  • Firm words , air shower and broadband are three major key products of the firm net operator.
  • While the Irish government generates a lot of noisy, self-righteous cant about the evils of cigarettes at home, it makes a pretty packet from ‘selling death’ abroad.
  • 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. Mike Plume: “8:30 Newfoundland” « Mudpuddle
  • He was a strapping lad with broad shoulders and quite tall.
  • Italian is rich in broad open vowels and liquid consonants.
  • Its hard drive can store 100 movies, and an antenna receives new films via broadcast airwaves.
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