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English adjective: broad

1. broad having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other


SamplesWide roads.
A wide necktie.
Wide margins.
Three feet wide.
A river two miles broad.
Broad shoulders.
A broad river.


Synonymswide


Similarbeamy, bird's-eye, broad-brimmed, deep, fanlike, panoramic, sweeping, wide-screen


See alsocomprehensive, thick


Attributebreadth, width


Antonymsnarrow

2. broad broad in scope or content


SamplesAcross-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.


Synonymsacross-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide


Similarcomprehensive


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

3. broad not detailed or specific


SamplesA broad rule.
The broad outlines of the plan.
Felt an unspecific dread.


Synonymsunspecific


Similargeneral


Antonymsspecific

4. broad lacking subtlety; obvious


SamplesGave us a broad hint that it was time to leave.


Synonymsunsubtle


Similarclear


Antonymsunclear

5. broad being at a peak or culminating point


SamplesBroad daylight.
Full summer.


Synonymsfull


Similarhigh


Antonymslow

6. broad very large in expanse or scope


SamplesA broad lawn.
The wide plains.
A spacious view.
Spacious skies.


Synonymsspacious, wide


Similarbig, large


Antonymslittle, small

7. broad (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional


SamplesA broad southern accent.


Similarnoticeable


Antonymsunnoticeable

8. broad showing or characterized by broad-mindedness


SamplesA broad political stance.
Generous and broad sympathies.
A liberal newspaper.
Tolerant of his opponent's opinions.


Synonymslarge-minded, liberal, tolerant


Similarbroad-minded


Antonymsnarrow-minded, narrow


English noun: broad

1. broad (person) slang term for a woman


SamplesA broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch.


Broader (hypernym)adult female, woman









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