Broad meaning

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Broad is defined as a slang term used to describe a woman.

An example of a broad is a woman.

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Pronounced with the tongue placed low and flat and with the oral cavity wide open, like the a in father.
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Full; open.

Broad daylight.

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Strikingly regional or dialectal.

A broad Southern accent.

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A wide flat part, as of one's hand.
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Fully; completely.
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Having great extent or expanse; spacious.

Broad prairies.

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Extending all about; clear; open; full.

Broad daylight.

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Easy to understand; not subtle; obvious.

A broad hint.

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Strongly marked.
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Coarse or ribald.

A broad joke.

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A woman.
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The definition of broad refers to something that is wide from side to side, or to something that covers a lot of area.

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.

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Liberal; tolerant.

Had broad views regarding social services.

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Relating to or covering the main facts or the essential points.

A plan presented in broad outline.

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Of large extent from side to side; wide.
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Large in expanse; spacious.

A broad lawn.

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Having a certain width from side to side.

A sidewalk three feet broad.

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Plain and clear; obvious.

Gave us a broad hint to leave.

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Vulgar; ribald.

A broad joke.

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Tolerant; liberal.

To take a broad view of a matter.

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Wide in range; not limited.

A broad variety, a broad education.

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Pronounced with the tongue held low and flat in the mouth; open, esp. as the (ä) of father.
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In a broad manner; widely.
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Three feet broad.

The broad expanse of ocean.

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Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
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Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained.
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Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
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Plain; evident.

A broad hint.

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Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
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(dated) Gross; coarse; indelicate.

A broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humour.

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(of an accent) Strongly regional.
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(Gaelic languages) Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.
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(dated) A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.
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(US) A woman or girl.

Who was that broad I saw you with?

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(UK) A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.
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A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

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(law) Abbreviation of broadcast.
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(law) Abbreviation of broadcasting.
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Wide in extent from side to side.

A broad river; broad shoulders.

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Covering a wide scope; general.

A broad rule.

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A woman or girl.
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Main or general; not detailed.

In broad outline.

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Origin of broad

  • Middle English brod from Old English brād

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

  • 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”).

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