Definitions of broad

  1. broad in scope or content; " 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"- T. G. Winner; " granted him wide powers"
  2. having great ( or a certain) extent from one side to the other; " wide roads"; " a wide necktie"; " wide margins"; " three feet wide"; " a river two miles broad"; " broad shoulders"; " a broad river"
  3. slang term for a woman; " a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
  4. showing or characterized by broad- mindedness; " a broad political stance"; " generous and broad sympathies"; " a liberal newspaper"; " tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
  5. lacking subtlety; obvious; " gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
  6. not detailed or specific; " a broad rule"; " the broad outlines of the plan"; " felt an unspecific dread"
  7. ( of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; " a broad southern accent"
  8. very large in expanse or scope; " a broad lawn"; " the wide plains"; " a spacious view"; " spacious skies"
  9. being at a peak or culminating point; " broad day"; " full summer"; " high noon"
  10. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
  11. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
  12. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
  13. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
  14. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
  15. Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
  16. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
  17. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
  18. The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
  19. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
  20. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.
  21. Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; - opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
  22. 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.
  23. Wide; ample; vast; liberal; as, broad opinions; widely distributed; open; clear; unrestrained; evident; bold; as, a broad hint; indelicate.
  24. Broadly.
  25. Broadness.
  26. Broader.
  27. Broadest.
  28. Wide: large, free or open: coarse, indelicate.
  29. Extended in width; wide; vast.
  30. Comprehensive; catholic; liberal; tolerant.
  31. Strong, rude, or coarse, as speech.
  32. Wide; large; extensive; vast; not narrow; liberal; full; open; unconfined; bold; gross; indelicate. It is as broad as it is long, the same, whichever way. Broad church, that section of the Protestant Church which inclines to liberal opinions, and is opposed to those who would narrow either spirit or form. Broad- gauge, distance more than 4 ft. 8 1/ 2 in. between the rails of a railway.
  33. Wide; not narrow; extensive; open; coarse; not delicate; bold.

Antonyms for broad

tightened, circumstantial, incomprehensible, gray, personalized, minute, singular, trivial, facile, straplike, short, noncommital, little, unclear, private, lilliputian, petty, tight, molecular, inappreciable, narrow, limited, hazy, inconsiderable, constrictive, slippery, skin-deep, half-pint, gauzy, explicit, unapparent, subnormal, constricting, peculiar, constricted, blow-by-blow, nebulous, condensed, one-dimensional, close up, ambiguous, subjective, thorough, slim-jim, illegible, narrowed, attenuated, Squeezed, refined, indeterminate, narrowing, paltry, undersized, incomprehensive, individualized, indiscernible, slim, determinate, nuanced, noncomprehensive, Inventoried, superficial, hairsplitting, pocket, listed, itemized, nonobvious, dwarfish, elongate, definite, particularized, precise, unreadable, circumscribed, nice, finespun, bantam, tapered, privy, puny, pocket-size, unnoticeable, delineated, paper thin, insignificant, defined, individual, distinct, specific, smallish, indefinite, shrimpy, hairlike, delicate, reedlike, unknowable, subtle, idiomatic, scanty, microscopic, patented, tiny, particular, mysterious, imperceptible, equivocal, indistinct, slight, obscure, cloudy, full, Mapped, comprehensive, tapering, shallow, Enumerated, clouded, low, mean, slender, unfathomable, skinny, diminutive, specified, pygmy, detailed, hairline, undecipherable, vague, thin, murky, compressed, close, indecipherable, dark, small, contracted, unique, brief, misty, needlelike, impalpable, imprecise, fine, narrow-minded, measured, personal, bottleneck, toylike, Obfuscated, cryptic, exact, infinitesimal, unclouded, sketchy, finite, restricted, elaborate, unintelligible, attenuate, dinky, strait, bounded, enigmatic, sharp, insensible, trifling.

Quotes of broad

  1. The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad sweeping rules about movies. – Adam Arkin
  2. However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises. – Warren E. Burger
  3. The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up. – Rene Cassin
  4. We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. – Cesar Chavez
  5. We need to have as broad a range as possible, because life itself has that kind of range. – John Eaton
  6. We'll be presenting a broad spectrum of the music and looking at how the younger guys can carry it on. – Keith Emerson
  7. The mid -day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action. – Learned Hand
  8. The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. – Adolf Hitler
  9. Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections. – Dean Kamen
  10. Any person without invincible prejudice who had the same experience would come to the same broad conclusion, viz., that things hitherto held impossible do actually occur. – Oliver Joseph Lodge
  11. He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly. – Clement Clarke Moore
  12. I did not find Liverpool ugly. Her stately public buildings, broad streets, public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge. – M. E. W. Sherwood
  13. The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people. I like that. I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've got that sort of audience in the states. – Tracey Ullman
  14. Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height, and there was a noticeable disproportion between the long trunk of his body and his short legs. His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs. – Henry Villard
  15. It's about, I did talk about my life in broad strokes and what home meant to me in order to really explore the subject of home and can you go back and what that means for people in that sense of community that we've lost. – Sela Ward

Usage examples for broad

  1. Then the Broad Church movement was at an end. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. Go to sleep; it's broad daylight yet. – The Counterpane Fairy by Katharine Pyle
  3. He beckoned us, with a broad smile, to follow him. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. He's wearin' a broad grin, too. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  5. However, let it fall on me; my shoulders are broad – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Another man killed in broad daylight and no one to answer for it! – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  7. The room itself is cool, of a gray tone, with a broad fireplace, a heavy table, and many books. – The Master of the Inn by Robert Herrick
  8. Especially in broad daylight. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  9. But he was so large and broad that he could not even see Sun Wu Kung. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  10. " Oh, I don't want a chair," said Annie, taking her seat on the broad door- step. – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  11. I am nervous up on your back, broad and big as it is." – The Story of a Stuffed Elephant by Laura Lee Hope
  12. Out of a system thus broad popular, and strong, an agricultural college will certainly spring, if such an institution shall be needed. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  13. Once on the broad platform, the others started off briskly; they all seemed to know just where they wanted to go, and to feel that no instant of time was to be lost in getting there. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  14. He was certainly broad enough, Brownie thought. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  15. The broad smile on his lips could not hide the grief in his eyes. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  16. The pipe had been filled by Matogee and passed to Tamedokah good- naturedly, still with a broad smile on his face. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  17. " Yes, you would, Hazelton," he said, a broad smile on his face. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  18. A northen man may speake broad – Bacon is Shake-Speare by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence
  19. Notice that it is low and broad with a wide mouth or top. – Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) by Hugo B. Froehlich Bonnie E. Snow

Rhymes for broad