Meaning of BROKEN in English
— brokenly , adv. — brokenness , n.
/broh"keuhn/ , v.
1. pp. of break .
2. reduced to fragments; fragmented.
3. ruptured; torn; fractured.
4. not functioning properly; out of working order.
5. Meteorol. (of sky cover) being more than half, but not totally, covered by clouds. Cf. scattered (def. 4).
6. changing direction abruptly: The fox ran in a broken line.
7. fragmentary or incomplete: a broken ton of coal weighing 1,500 pounds.
8. infringed or violated: A broken promise is a betrayal of trust.
9. interrupted, disrupted, or disconnected: After the phone call he returned to his broken sleep.
10. weakened in strength, spirit, etc.: His broken health was due to alcoholism.
11. tamed, trained, or reduced to submission: The horse was broken to the saddle.
12. imperfectly spoken, as language: She still speaks broken English.
13. spoken in a halting or fragmentary manner, as under emotional strain: He uttered a few broken words of sorrow.
14. disunited or divided: Divorce results in broken families.
15. not smooth; rough or irregular: We left the plains and rode through broken country.
16. ruined; bankrupt: the broken fortunes of his family.
17. Papermaking , Print. a quantity of paper of less than 500 or 1000 sheets.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012