Associations to the word «Broad»


BROAD, adjective. Wide in extent or scope.
BROAD, adjective. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
BROAD, adjective. Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained.
BROAD, adjective. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
BROAD, adjective. Plain; evident.
BROAD, adjective. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
BROAD, adjective. (dated) Gross; coarse; indelicate.
BROAD, adjective. (of an accent) Strongly regional.
BROAD, adjective. (Gaelic languages) Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.
BROAD, noun. (dated) A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.
BROAD, noun. (US) A woman or girl.
BROAD, noun. (UK) A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.
BROAD, noun. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.
BROAD ACROSS THE BEAM, adjective. (idiomatic) with fat on the hips and the bottom
BROAD ANTIGEN, noun. (biochemistry) In the testing of cell surface antigens, a serological specificity that is poor or broad relative to other specificities and can be defined as 2 or more split antigens.(Example: HLA-B51 and HLA-B52 are split antigens of the HLA-B5 broad antigen)
BROAD AWAKE, adjective. Wide awake
BROAD BEAN, noun. An edible bean that has broad seeds.
BROAD BEANS, noun. Plural of broad bean
BROAD CHURCH, noun. (UK and Australia) (idiomatic) A wide scope of political or religious philosophies and ideas.
BROAD CHURCH, proper noun. Alternative letter-case form of Broad Church
BROAD CHURCH, proper noun. (Anglicanism) The movement to latitudinarian churchmanship in the Church of England; collectively, those people engaged in the movement.
BROAD DAYLIGHT, noun. Abundant, natural illumination in daytime, producing clear visibility.
BROAD GAUGE, noun. (rail transport) A railway gauge (distance between the two lines) that is greater than the standard gauge (often quoted as 56 inches)
BROAD GAUGES, noun. Plural of broad gauge
BROAD IN THE BEAM, adjective. (idiomatic) with fat on the hips and the bottom
BROAD JUMP, noun. (athletics) (dated) long jump
BROAD LIGAMENT, noun. (anatomy) The wide fold of peritoneum that connects the sides of the uterus to the walls and floor of the pelvis.
BROAD SEAL, noun. The public seal of a nation, especially the British Great Seal of the Realm.
BROAD SHOULDERS, noun. (idiomatic) the ability to take criticism, or accept responsibility.
BROAD STREET BULLIES, proper noun. (ice hockey) (North America) (dated) nickname of the Philadelphia Flyers of the 1970's era
BROAD STROKES, noun. (idiomatic) Major features or key points; outline.
BROAD STROKES, noun. (idiomatic) (especially of a narrative or artistic work) Developments, movements, or descriptions presented in a bold or sweeping manner, without intricacy, adornment, or subtlety.
BROAD SWORD, noun. Alternative form of broadsword

Dictionary definition

BROAD, noun. Slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch".
BROAD, adjective. 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".
BROAD, adjective. 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".
BROAD, adjective. Not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread".
BROAD, adjective. Lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave".
BROAD, adjective. Being at a peak or culminating point; "broad daylight"; "full summer".
BROAD, adjective. Very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies".
BROAD, adjective. (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad southern accent".
BROAD, adjective. Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke