Broad Definition

brôd
broader, broadest, broads
adjective
broader, broadest
Of large extent from side to side; wide.
Webster's New World
Having great extent or expanse; spacious.
Broad prairies.
Webster's New World
Having a certain width from side to side.
A sidewalk three feet broad.
American Heritage
Extending all about; clear; open; full.
Broad daylight.
Webster's New World
Strongly marked.
Webster's New World
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noun
broads
A wide flat part, as of one's hand.
American Heritage
A woman.
Webster's New World
Broad is defined as a slang term used to describe a woman.
An example of a broad is a woman.
YourDictionary
(UK) A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.
Wiktionary

A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
wide-setfar-embracing
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adverb
Fully; completely.
American Heritage
In a broad manner; widely.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Broad

Noun

Singular:
broad
Plural:
Broads

Adjective

Base Form:
broad
Comparative:
broader
Superlative:
broadest

Origin of Broad

  • From Middle English brood, brode, from Old English brād (“broad, flat, open, extended, spacious, wide, ample, copious”), from Proto-Germanic *braidaz (“broad”), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Scots braid (“broad”), West Frisian breed (“broad”), Saterland Frisian breed (“broad”), Low German breed (“broad”), breet, Dutch breed (“broad”), German breit (“broad, wide”), Danish bred (“broad”), Swedish bred (“broad”), Icelandic breiður (“broad, wide”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English brod from Old English brād

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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