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Definition 1: a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle - [noun denoting artifact]

(broom is a kind of ...) any of a large class of implements used for cleaning

(... is a kind of broom ) a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle

(... is a kind of broom ) a wide broom that is pushed ahead of the sweeper

(... is a kind of broom ) a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes

(broom is a part of ...) the handle of a broom

Definition 2: any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers - [noun denoting plant]

(broom is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of broom ) small shrubby tree of New Zealand having weeping branches and racemes of white to violet flowers followed by woolly indehiscent two-seeded pods

(... is a kind of broom ) low European broom having trifoliate leaves and yellowish-white flowers

(... is a kind of broom ) deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers

(... is a kind of broom ) prickly yellow-flowered shrub of the moors of New England and Europe

(... is a kind of broom ) erect shrub of southwestern Europe having racemes of golden yellow flowers

(... is a kind of broom ) small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental

(... is a kind of broom ) tall thornless shrub having pale yellow flowers and flexible rushlike twigs used in basketry; of southwestern Europe and Mediterranean; naturalized in California

(... is a member of broom) alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae

Definition 3: common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for broom in the sense of this definition

(broom is a kind of ...) a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers

(... is a member of broom) one species

Definition 4: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom - [verb of contact]

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

  • Sweep the crumbs off the table
  • Sweep under the bed

Synonyms for broom in the sense of this definition

(broom is a kind of ...) rub with a circular motion

"wipe the blackboard" "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"

(broom has a similar meaning as ...) clean by sweeping

"Please sweep the floor"

Definition 5: finish with a broom - [verb of contact]

(broom is a kind of ...) provide with a finish

"The carpenter finished the table beautifully" "this shirt is not finished properly"

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