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  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. 




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