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NOUN (1)

1. slang term for a woman;
- Example: "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"


ADJECTIVE (8)

1. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other;
- Example: "wide roads"
- Example: "a wide necktie"
- Example: "wide margins"
- Example: "three feet wide"
- Example: "a river two miles broad"
- Example: "broad shoulders"
- Example: "a broad river"
[syn: wide, broad]

2. broad in scope or content;
- Example: "across-the-board pay increases"
- Example: "an all-embracing definition"
- Example: "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"
- Example: "an invention with broad applications"
- Example: "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
- Example: "granted him wide powers"
[syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide]

3. not detailed or specific;
- Example: "a broad rule"
- Example: "the broad outlines of the plan"
- Example: "felt an unspecific dread"
[syn: broad, unspecific]

4. lacking subtlety; obvious;
- Example: "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
[syn: broad, unsubtle]

5. being at a peak or culminating point;
- Example: "broad daylight"
- Example: "full summer"
[syn: broad(a), full(a)]

6. very large in expanse or scope;
- Example: "a broad lawn"
- Example: "the wide plains"
- Example: "a spacious view"
- Example: "spacious skies"
[syn: broad, spacious, wide]

7. (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional;
- Example: "a broad southern accent"

8. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness;
- Example: "a broad political stance"
- Example: "generous and broad sympathies"
- Example: "a liberal newspaper"
- Example: "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
[syn: broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Broad \Broad\ (br[add]d), a. [Compar. Broader (br[add]d"[~e]r); superl. Broadest.] [OE. brod, brad, AS. br[=a]d; akin to OS. br[=e]d, D. breed, G. breit, Icel. brei[eth]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. [1913 Webster] 2. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean. [1913 Webster] 3. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full. "Broad and open day." --Bp. Porteus. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] A broad mixture of falsehood. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Note: Hence: [1913 Webster] 5. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged. [1913 Webster] The words in the Constitution are broad enough to include the case. --D. Daggett. [1913 Webster] In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster] 6. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint. [1913 Webster] 7. Free; unrestrained; unconfined. [1913 Webster] As broad and general as the casing air. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. (Fine Arts) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth. [1913 Webster] 9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor. [1913 Webster] 10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent. [1913 Webster] Note: Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide, large, etc.; as, broad-chested, broad-shouldered, broad-spreading, broad-winged. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others, or bring others down to them. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] Broad pennant. See under Pennant. [1913 Webster] Syn: Wide; large; ample; expanded; spacious; roomy; extensive; vast; comprehensive; liberal. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Broad \Broad\, n. 1. The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar. [1913 Webster] 2. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen. [Local, Eng.] --Southey. [1913 Webster] 3. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 4. A woman, especially one who is sexually promiscuous; -- usually considered offensive. [slang] [PJC] broad-axe Broadaxe Broadax
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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, broad] [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), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide] 3: not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread" [syn: broad, unspecific] 4: lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave" [syn: broad, unsubtle] 5: being at a peak or culminating point; "broad daylight"; "full summer" [syn: broad(a), full(a)] 6: very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" [syn: broad, 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: broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant] n 1: slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

389 Moby Thesaurus words for "broad": Jane, Jezebel, abstract, accented, aleatoric, aleatory, alveolar, amorphous, ample, amplitudinous, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, approximate, articulated, artless, assimilated, babe, baby, back, bad woman, baggage, barytone, biddy, bilabial, bimbo, bird, bitch, bland, blobby, blue, bluff, blunt, blurred, blurry, bright, broad-based, broad-gauged, broad-minded, broad-shouldered, brusque, burlesque, cacuminal, candid, capacious, catholic, central, cerebral, chance, chancy, chaotic, checked, chick, chippy, clear, clitoromaniac, close, coarse, cocotte, collective, colleen, comic, comical, commodious, comprehensive, confused, consonant, consonantal, continuant, cookie, copious, cosmopolitan, cutie, dame, damoiselle, damsel, deep, demoiselle, dental, diffuse, direct, dirty, disordered, dissimilated, doll, dorsal, downright, drab, earthy, easy lay, easy woman, ecumenical, ecumenistic, emphatic, evident, expansive, explicit, extended, extending, extensive, far-embracing, far-extending, far-flung, far-flying, far-going, far-ranging, far-reaching, farcical, featureless, filly, filthy, flat, floozy, foggy, forthright, frail, frail sister, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, front, full, fuzzy, gal, general, generalized, generic, generous, genuine, girl, girlie, glide, glossal, glottal, grisette, gross, gutter, guttural, hard, harridan, hazy, heart-to-heart, heavy, heifer, hen, high, hit-or-miss, hoyden, hussy, hysteromaniac, ill-defined, imprecise, improper, inaccurate, inchoate, inclusive, incoherent, indecent, indecisive, indefinable, indefinite, indelicate, indeterminable, indeterminate, indiscriminate, indistinct, inelegant, inexact, infinite, ingenuous, intonated, jade, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, large, large-scale, lascivious, lass, lassie, lateral, latitudinarian, lax, lewd, liberal, light, lingual, liquid, little missy, loose, loose woman, low, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, main, mid, minx, miss, missy, mock-heroic, monophthongal, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, nebulous, neutral, noninsular, nonspecific, number, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac, obscene, obscure, obvious, occlusive, off color, open, openhearted, orderless, outspoken, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pickup, piece, pitch, pitched, plain, plain-spoken, pornographic, posttonic, pronounced, quean, random, rank, raw, retroflex, romp, roomy, rough, round, rounded, rude, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, semivowel, shadowed forth, shadowy, shapeless, sincere, skirt, slapstick, slip, slut, soft, sonant, spacious, spacious of mind, spread out, spreading, stochastic, stopped, straight, straight-out, straightforward, stressed, strong, strumpet, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, surd, sweeping, syllabic, tart, teenybopper, tense, thick, throaty, titillating, tolerant, tomato, tomboy, tonal, tonic, tragicomic, transparent, trollop, trull, twangy, unaccented, unbigoted, uncharacterized, unchecked, unclear, unconcealed, unconstrained, uncouth, undefined, undestined, undetermined, undifferentiated, undisguised, unequivocal, unfanatical, ungentlemanly, unguarded, unhidebound, unladylike, unparochial, unplain, unprovincial, unrefined, unreserved, unrestrained, unrounded, unshaded, unspecific, unspecified, unstressed, unsubtle, uteromaniac, vague, vast, veiled, velar, virgin, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, voluminous, vowel, vowellike, vulgar, wanton, weak, wench, wholesale, whore, wide, wide-banked, wide-bottomed, wide-branched, wide-breasted, wide-brimmed, wide-eared, wide-extended, wide-extending, wide-faced, wide-framed, wide-hipped, wide-leaved, wide-lipped, wide-minded, wide-nosed, wide-petaled, wide-ranging, wide-reaching, wide-rimmed, wide-roving, wide-set, wide-spaced, wide-spanned, wide-streeted, wide-stretching, wide-tracked, wide-wayed, wide-winged, widespread, woman, young creature, young thing