Meaning of BROAD in English


adj. 1 wide, expansive, large, extensive; spread out, ample, spacious The broad highway stretched out for miles before them Cattle graze in the broad pastures. 2 bright, plain, open, full; unshaded He had the nerve to kiss me in broad daylight, in front of everyone! 3 plain, clear, obvious, emphatic, explicit, pronounced, direct, unconcealed, undisguised, unsubtle, evident His wink gave a broad hint of what he really had in mind 4 main, general, generalized, rough, unspecific, non-specific, approximate, sweeping Without the details, here is a broad outline of what happened 5 plain-spoken, outspoken, forthright, direct, unreserved, frank, candid, unrestrained When he reached the witness box, he repeated the accusation in broad terms 6 inclusive, general, widely applicable, extensive, wide-ranging, comprehensive, wholesale; vague, imprecise, indefinite, unfocused, non-specific, unspecified We have broad support for these policies She formulated a broad rule to fit all imaginable cases. 7 liberal, tolerant, catholic, ecumenical, latitudinarian The term 'Broad Church' is said to have been coined by A H. Clough. The judge feels that he must give the broadest possible interpretation of the law. 8 dirty, blue, coarse, rude, indecent, vulgar, improper, indelicate, off colour, loose, gross, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, pornographic; inelegant, unrefined, unladylike, ungentlemanly, titillating Peter was in the corner telling some of his broad jokes

n. 9 woman, girl, Slang dame, cookie or cooky, skirt, bimbo, bird, chick, number, doll, piece (of baggage) We picked up a couple of broads at the dancehall last night

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