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broad

broad

 
 
pronunciation:
brawd
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
inflections: broader, broadest
definition 1: wide; large; spacious.
It was a broad avenue with six lanes of traffic.The road stretched out across the broad valley.The agency was looking for a male model with a broad chest.
synonyms:
expansive, wide
antonyms:
narrow
similar words:
beamy, immense, large, roomy, spacious, vast
definition 2: inclusive or general.
Their music has broad appeal.
synonyms:
general, sweeping
antonyms:
detailed, narrow
similar words:
comprehensive, extensive, gross, inclusive, long, spacious, universal, vast, widespread
definition 3: clear, full, or widely diffused.
The incident happened in broad daylight.
synonyms:
complete, full, plain, total
similar words:
clear, perfect
definition 4: very obvious.
We gave him a broad hint to keep quiet.
synonyms:
clear, obvious, plain, straightforward, visible
antonyms:
subtle
similar words:
clear-cut, direct, emphatic, evident, noticeable, pronounced, transparent
definition 5: measured from one side to the other.
The entrance to the cave was twelve feet broad.
synonyms:
wide
definition 6: tolerant or accepting.
Her attitudes were surprisingly broad for the times.
synonyms:
broad-minded, liberal, tolerant
antonyms:
narrow
similar words:
accepting, large, long, unprejudiced
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. offensive) a woman.
She's a tough old broad.
similar words:
lady, woman
derivations: broadly (adv.), broadness (n.)