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Definition 1: slang term for a woman - [noun denoting person]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch

(broad is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

Definition 2: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wide roads
  • a wide necktie
  • wide margins
  • three feet wide
  • a river two miles broad
  • broad shoulders
  • a broad river

Synonyms for broad in the sense of this definition

(broad is similar to ...) (motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height

(broad is similar to ...) taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination

"a sweeping glance" "a wide-sweeping view of the river"

(broad is similar to ...) resembling a fan

(broad is similar to ...) extending relatively far inward

"a deep border"

(broad is similar to ...) (of hats) having a broad brim

(broad is similar to ...) as from an altitude or distance

"a bird's-eye survey" "a panoramic view"

(broad is similar to ...) broad in the beam

"a beamy cargo ship"

(means also ...) not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

"an inch thick" "a thick board" "a thick sandwich" "spread a thick layer of butter" "thick coating of dust" "thick warm blankets"

(means also ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

(... are attributes of broad) the extent of something from side to side

Definition 3: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broad political stance
  • generous and broad sympathies
  • a liberal newspaper
  • tolerant of his opponent's opinions

Synonyms for broad in the sense of this definition

(broad is similar to ...) inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own

"a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed"

Definition 4: lacking subtlety; obvious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave

Synonyms for broad in the sense of this definition

(broad is similar to ...) readily apparent to the mind

"a clear and present danger" "a clear explanation" "a clear case of murder" "a clear indication that she was angry" "gave us a clear idea of human nature"

Definition 5: broad in scope or content - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for broad in the sense of this definition

(broad is similar to ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

Definition 6: not detailed or specific - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broad rule
  • the broad outlines of the plan
  • felt an unspecific dread

Synonyms for broad in the sense of this definition

(broad is similar to ...) applying to all or most members of a category or group

"the general public" "general assistance" "a general rule" "in general terms" "comprehensible to the general reader"

Definition 7: being at a peak or culminating point - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • broad daylight
  • full summer

Synonyms for broad in the sense of this definition

(broad is similar to ...) greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"a high temperature" "a high price" "the high point of his career" "high risks" "has high hopes" "the river is high" "he has a high opinion of himself"

Definition 8: very large in expanse or scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broad lawn
  • the wide plains
  • a spacious view
  • spacious skies

Synonyms for broad in the sense of this definition

(broad is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

Definition 9: (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broad southern accent

(broad is similar to ...) capable or worthy of being noticed

"noticeable shadows under her eyes" "noticeable for its vivid historical background" "a noticeable lack of friendliness"

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