- –adj.1. large across; wide: »
Many cars can go on that broad new highway.SYNONYM(S): See syn. under wide. (Cf. ↑wide)2. having wide range; extensive; vast: »
the broad expanse of the ocean. A teacher has broad experience with children.SYNONYM(S): ample.3. Figurative. not limited or narrow; liberal; tolerant: »
The police took a broad view of the boys' prank and did not bring charges against them.4. including only the most important parts; general: »
Give me the broad outlines of what the speech was about.SYNONYM(S): main.6. plain; plainspoken; frank: »
to criticize in broad phrases. He gave his parents broad hints of what he wanted for his birthday.8. uninhibited; free from restraints: »
broad mirth.9. a) markedly dialectal; having local characteristics: »
broad Scotch.b) characterized by full, strong utterance.11. indicating pronunciation busing one symbol for each phoneme, disregarding allophones.–adv.2. outspokenly; without reserve: »
Who can speak broader than he that has no house to put his head in? (Shakespeare).3. with a broad accent: »
Some Devonshire countrymen speak very broad.–n.1. the broad part of anything, especially of a part of the body: »
He fell on the broad of his back.2. British. an extensive stretch of fresh water spreading out from a river: »
the Norfolk broads.3. U.S. Slang. (sometimes regarded as vulgar or offensive) a woman or girl.╂[Old English brād]–broad´ly, adverb.–broad´ness, noun.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.