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Definition 1: the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship - [noun denoting act]

(broadside is a kind of ...) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

(broadside belongs to category ...) an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare

Definition 2: the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the ship was broadside to the dock

(broadside is a kind of ...) an extended outer surface of an object

"he turned the box over to examine the bottom side" "they painted all four sides of the house"

Definition 3: all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship - [noun denoting artifact]

(broadside is a kind of ...) weaponry used by military or naval force

(broadside belongs to category ...) an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare

Definition 4: an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • he mailed the circular to all subscribers

Synonyms for broadside in the sense of this definition

(broadside is a kind of ...) a public promotion of some product or service

(... is a kind of broadside ) an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail

Definition 5: a speech of violent denunciation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for broadside in the sense of this definition

(broadside is a kind of ...) a public act of denouncing

(broadside is a kind of ...) vehement oratory

Definition 6: collide with the broad side of - [verb of contact]

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

  • her car broad-sided mine

(broadside is a kind of ...) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

Definition 7: with a side facing an object - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • the train hit the truck broadside
  • the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it

Definition 8: toward a full side - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a broadside attack

(broadside is similar to ...) located on a side

"side fences" "the side porch"

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