English adjective: broad
|1.||broad having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other|
A wide necktie.
Three feet wide.
A river two miles broad.
A broad river.
|Similar||beamy, bird's-eye, broad-brimmed, deep, fanlike, panoramic, sweeping, wide-screen|
|See also||comprehensive, thick|
|2.||broad broad in scope or content|
|Samples||Across-the-board pay increases.|
An all-embracing definition.
Blanket sanctions against human-rights violators.
An invention with broad applications.
A panoptic study of Soviet nationality.
Granted him wide powers.
|Synonyms||across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide|
|3.||broad not detailed or specific|
|Samples||A broad rule.|
The broad outlines of the plan.
Felt an unspecific dread.
|4.||broad lacking subtlety; obvious|
|Samples||Gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave.|
|5.||broad being at a peak or culminating point|
|6.||broad very large in expanse or scope|
|Samples||A broad lawn.|
The wide plains.
A spacious view.
|7.||broad (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional|
|Samples||A broad southern accent.|
|8.||broad showing or characterized by broad-mindedness|
|Samples||A broad political stance.|
Generous and broad sympathies.
A liberal newspaper.
Tolerant of his opponent's opinions.
|Synonyms||large-minded, liberal, tolerant|
English noun: broad
|1.||broad (person) slang term for a woman|
|Samples||A broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch.|
|Broader (hypernym)||adult female, woman|