Definition of Broad

  • (superl.) Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
  • (superl.) Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
  • (superl.) Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
  • (superl.) Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive.
  • (superl.) Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
  • (superl.) Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
  • (superl.) Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
  • (superl.) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
  • (superl.) Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
  • (superl.) Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
  • (n.) The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
  • (n.) The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
  • (n.) A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

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