Meaning of BROAD in English

BROAD

transcription, транскрипция: [ brɔ:d ]

( broader, broadest)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Something that is broad is wide.

His shoulders were broad and his waist narrow...

The hills rise green and sheer above the broad river.

...a broad expanse of green lawn.

≠ narrow

ADJ

2.

A broad smile is one in which your mouth is stretched very wide because you are very pleased or amused.

He greeted them with a wave and a broad smile.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• broad‧ly

Charles grinned broadly.

ADV

3.

You use broad to describe something that includes a large number of different things or people.

A broad range of issues was discussed.

...a broad coalition of workers, peasants, students and middle class professionals.

= wide

≠ narrow

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• broad‧ly

This gives children a more broadly based education.

ADV : ADV with v

4.

You use broad to describe a word or meaning which covers or refers to a wide range of different things.

The term Wissenschaft has a much broader meaning than the English word ‘science’.

...restructuring in the broad sense of the word.

= general

≠ narrow

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• broad‧ly

We define education very broadly and students can study any aspect of its consequences for society.

ADV : ADV with v

5.

You use broad to describe a feeling or opinion that is shared by many people, or by people of many different kinds.

The agreement won broad support in the US Congress.

...a film with broad appeal.

= widespread

≠ limited

ADJ : ADJ n

• broad‧ly

The new law has been broadly welcomed by road safety organisations.

ADV : ADV with v

6.

A broad description or idea is general rather than detailed.

These documents provided a broad outline of the Society’s development...

In broad terms, this means that the closer you live to a school, the more likely it is that your child will get a place there.

= general

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• broad‧ly

There are, broadly speaking, three ways in which this is done...

Broadly, it makes connections between ideas about healing and how they link to plants.

ADV : ADV with v , ADV with cl / group

7.

A broad hint is a very obvious hint.

They’ve been giving broad hints about what to expect.

≠ subtle

ADJ : ADJ n

• broad‧ly

He hinted broadly that he would like to come.

ADV

8.

A broad accent is strong and noticeable.

...a Briton who spoke in a broad Yorkshire accent.

ADJ

9.

in broad daylight: see daylight

see also broadly

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