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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broad  \Broad\,  a.  [Compar.  {Broader};  superl.  {Broadest}.]  [OE. 
  brod,  brad,  AS  br[=a]d;  akin  to  OS  br[=e]d,  D.  breed,  G. 
  breit,  Icel.  brei?r,  Sw  &  Dan.  bred,  Goth.  braids.  Cf 
  {Breadth}.] 
  1.  Wide;  extend  in  breadth,  or  from  side  to  side  --  opposed 
  to  {narrow};  as  a  broad  street,  a  broad  table;  an  inch 
  broad. 
 
  2.  Extending  far  and  wide;  extensive;  vast;  as  the  broad 
  expanse  of  ocean. 
 
  3.  Extended,  in  the  sense  of  diffused;  open  clear;  full. 
  ``Broad  and  open  day.''  --Bp.  Porteus. 
 
  4.  Fig.:  Having  a  large  measure  of  any  thing  or  quality;  not 
  limited;  not  restrained;  --  applied  to  any  subject,  and 
  retaining  the  literal  idea  more  or  less  clearly,  the 
  precise  meaning  depending  largely  on  the  substantive. 
 
  A  broad  mixture  of  falsehood.  --Locke. 
 
  Note:  Hence: 
 
  5.  Comprehensive;  liberal;  enlarged. 
 
  The  words  in  the  Constitution  are  broad  enough  to 
  include  the  case.  --D.  Daggett. 
 
  In  a  broad,  statesmanlike,  and  masterly  way  --E. 
  Everett. 
 
  6.  Plain;  evident;  as  a  broad  hint. 
 
  7.  Free  unrestrained;  unconfined. 
 
  As  broad  and  general  as  the  casing  air.  --Shak. 
 
  8.  (Fine  Arts)  Characterized  by  breadth.  See  {Breadth}. 
 
  9.  Cross;  coarse;  indelicate;  as  a  broad  compliment;  a  broad 
  joke;  broad  humor. 
 
  10.  Strongly  marked;  as  a  broad  Scotch  accent. 
 
  Note:  Broad  is  often  used  in  compounds  to  signify  wide, 
  large  etc.;  as  broad-chested,  broad-shouldered, 
  broad-spreading,  broad-winged. 
 
  {Broad  acres}.  See  under  {Acre}. 
 
  {Broad  arrow},  originally  a  pheon.  See  {Pheon},  and  {Broad 
  arrow}  under  {Arrow}. 
 
  {As  broad  as  long},  having  the  length  equal  to  the  breadth; 
  hence  the  same  one  way  as  another;  coming  to  the  same 
  result  by  different  ways  or  processes. 
 
  It  is  as  broad  as  long,  whether  they  rise  to  others 
  or  bring  others  down  to  them  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {Broad  pennant}.  See  under  {Pennant}. 
 
  Syn:  Wide;  large  ample;  expanded;  spacious;  roomy; 
  extensive;  vast;  comprehensive;  liberal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broad  \Broad\,  n. 
  1.  The  broad  part  of  anything  as  the  broad  of  an  oar. 
 
  2.  The  spread  of  a  river  into  a  sheet  of  water;  a  flooded 
  fen.  [Local,  Eng.]  --Southey. 
 
  3.  A  lathe  tool  for  turning  down  the  insides  and  bottoms  of 
  cylinders.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  broad 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {wide}]  [ant:  {narrow}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {across-the-board}, 
  {all-embracing},  {all-encompassing},  {all-inclusive},  {blanket(a)}, 
  {encompassing},  {panoptic},  {wide}] 
  3:  not  detailed  or  specific;  "a  broad  rule";  "the  broad 
  outlines  of  the  plan";  "felt  an  unspecific  dread"  [syn:  {unspecific}] 
  4:  lacking  subtlety;  obvious;  "gave  us  a  broad  hint  that  it  was 
  time  to  leave"  [syn:  {unsubtle}] 
  5:  being  at  a  peak  or  culminating  point;  "broad  day";  "full 
  summer";  "high  noon"  [syn:  {broad(a)},  {full(a)}] 
  6:  very  large  in  expanse  or  scope;  "a  broad  lawn";  "the  wide 
  plains";  "a  spacious  view";  "spacious  skies"  [syn:  {spacious}, 
  {wide}] 
  7:  (of  speech)  heavily  and  noticeably  regional;  "a  broad 
  southern  accent" 
  8:  showing  or  characterized  by  broad-mindedness;  "a  broad 
  political  stance";  "generous  and  broad  sympathies";  "a 
  liberal  newspaper";  "tolerant  of  his  opponent's  opinions" 
  [syn:  {liberal},  {tolerant}] 
  n  :  slang  term  for  a  woman;  "a  broad  is  a  woman  who  can  throw  a 
  mean  punch" 




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