We leave this, the most beautiful and deepest of the Broads, to make the most of the evening air down the river.
Those centres of interest to the angler—the Norfolk Broads—are, alas!
The Coot, although fairly numerous on the Broads, appears to be far less so than formerly.
The immense influx of visitors to the Broads is, of course, responsible for this increase.
Most people will take fishing tackle with them on a cruise on the Broads, but I hope everybody will leave their guns at home.
A mile and a half from its Broads, about 200 acres of which are free.
I mean doin' them Broads later on, for free fishing and shooting, that's flat.
The Broads are quite numerous; I think they would repay a visit.
There is still a different beauty in the fen country and the land of the Broads.
Remarkably numerous, the Broads, sir—situated between this and the sea.
Old English brad "broad, flat, open, extended," from Proto-Germanic *braithaz (cf. Old Frisian bred, Old Norse breiðr, Dutch breed, German breit, Gothic brouþs), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic languages. No clear distinction in sense from wide. Related: Broadly. Broad-brim as a style of hat (1680s, broad-brimmed) in 18c.-19c. suggested "Quaker male" from their characteristic attire.
"woman," slang, 1911, perhaps suggestive of broad (adj.) hips, but it also might trace to American English abroadwife, word for a woman (often a slave) away from her husband. Earliest use of the slang word suggests immorality or coarse, low-class women. Because of this negative association, and the rise of women's athletics, the track and field broad jump was changed to the long jump c.1967.
[1910+; probably from the notion ''broad in the beam'']