The definition of broad refers to something that is wide from side to side, or to something that covers a lot of area.adjective
- An example of a broad house is one that fills the entire lot from side to side.
- An example of a broad subject is the topic of dogs, since there are so many different kinds of dogs and so many things to discuss about them.
Broad is defined as a slang term used to describe a woman.noun
An example of a broad is a woman.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- of large extent from side to side; wide
- having great extent or expanse; spacious: broad prairies
- extending all about; clear; open; full: broad daylight
- easy to understand; not subtle; obvious: a broad hint
- strongly marked: said of dialects or accents
- coarse or ribald: a broad joke
- tolerant; liberal: to take a broad view of a matter
- wide in range; not limited: a broad variety, a broad education
- main or general; not detailed: in broad outline
- Phonet. pronounced with the tongue held low and flat in the mouth; open, esp. as the (ä) of father
Origin: ME brod < OE brad; akin to Ger breit
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adjective broad·er, broad·est
- Wide in extent from side to side: a broad river; broad shoulders.
- Large in expanse; spacious: a broad lawn.
- Having a certain width from side to side: A sidewalk three feet broad.
- Full; open: broad daylight.
- Covering a wide scope; general: a broad rule.
- Liberal; tolerant: had broad views regarding social services. See Synonyms at broad-minded.
- Relating to or covering the main facts or the essential points.
- Plain and clear; obvious: gave us a broad hint to leave.
- Obsolete Outspoken.
- Vulgar; ribald: a broad joke.
- Strikingly regional or dialectal: a broad Southern accent.
- Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue placed low and flat and with the oral cavity wide open, like the a in father.
- A wide flat part, as of one's hand.
- Often Offensive Slang A woman or girl.
Origin: Middle English brod, from Old English brād.
- broadˈly adverb
- broadˈness noun