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 broadbroad·ish, adjectivebroad·ly, adverbo·ver·broad, adjective
Definition for broad (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for broad
The WHO has agreed to meet with Yang and a number of Chinese NGOs to discuss a broader ruling on the practice.
I also want to alert you to the broader circumstances of my incarceration.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Support is a good thing and the broader the so-called movement can be, the better.
For the broader public, it matters that we have become desensitized to the loss of some lives and value them less than others.The Post-Brown and Garner Question: Who ‘Deserves’ to Die?|Goldie Taylor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The broader issue is also playing out without the usual toxicity.
Both went forth from their native place longing to find a broader field of action and greater scope for their intellectual powers.The Heroic Enthusiasts,(1 of 2) (Gli Eroici Furori)|Giordano Bruno
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea—yea, than the whole universe itself.Psychical Miscellanea|J. Arthur Hill
Apparently Judge Dunder had in this case resolved to wink a little at chicane and decide for justice in the broader sense.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Chrysemys limnodytes is broader in relation to length than is either C. timida or any Recent specimen examined of the same size.A New Extinct Emydid Turtle from the Lower Pliocene of Oklahoma|Edwin C. Galbreath
Mr. Stoddard appealed to the English practice in his defence of the broader principle which he adopted.Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
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