adjective, broad·er, broad·est.
- Usually Offensive. a term used to refer to a woman.
- a promiscuous woman.
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OTHER WORDS FROM broadbroadish, adjectivebroadly, adverbo·ver·broad, adjective
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Definition for broad (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for broad
The Eighty-ninth Congress was potentially more fertile ground for the broad range of controversial programs on his dream agenda.
Our time is so vastly different in its particulars that the parallels work only in broad strokes.
Then, under the bold headline “Rebooting Spider-Man,” Robinov describes a broad vision for the future of the franchise.Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This could create tremendous opportunity for a broad swath of the rustbelt population.
Its reporting and commentary on politics, society, and arts and letters have nurtured a broad liberal spirit in our national life.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was thirty-five feet long by fifteen broad, and twenty-two feet high.Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers|Ian Maclaren
Rural Russia was organized on a democratic principle which still prevails throughout that broad land.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)|Charles Morris
The building is so far beyond any familiar proportions that at first sight all details are lost upon its broad front.Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2|Francis Marion Crawford
On the terrace beyond several children were playing, while before him, for many a mile, lay his own broad lands.The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
About this period there was a ponderous machine with six broad wheels, and drawn by eight horses, called the Newcastle waggon.Coaching, with Anecdotes of the Road|William Pitt Lennox
British Dictionary definitions for broad (1 of 2)
- of or relating to a type of pronunciation transcription in which symbols correspond approximately to phonemes without taking account of allophonic variations
- broad a the long vowel in English words such as father, half, as represented in the received pronunciation of Southern British English
- a girl or woman
- a prostitute
Derived forms of broadbroadly, adverbbroadness, noun
Word Origin for broad
British Dictionary definitions for broad (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with broad
In addition to the idioms beginning with broad
- broad daylight
- broad in the beam
- broad shoulders, have
- can't hit the broad side of a barn