broad

[ brawd ]
/ brɔd /

adjective, broad·er, broad·est.

adverb

fully: He was broad awake.

noun

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Idioms for broad

Origin of broad

First recorded before 1000; Middle English bro(a)d, Old English brād; cognate with Dutch breed, German breit, Old Norse breithr, Gothic braiths

synonym study for broad

1. See wide.

usage note for broad

When used to refer to a woman, broad is usually perceived as insulting. The meaning “promiscuous woman” is probably the earlier sense.

OTHER WORDS FROM broad

broadish, adjectivebroadly, adverbo·ver·broad, adjective

Definition for broad (2 of 2)

Broad
[ brawd ]
/ brɔd /

noun

C(harlie) D(unbar), 1887–1971, English philosopher.
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British Dictionary definitions for broad (1 of 2)

broad
/ (brɔːd) /

adjective

noun

adverb

widely or fullybroad awake

Derived forms of broad

broadly, adverbbroadness, noun

Word Origin for broad

Old English brād; related to Old Norse breithr, Old Frisian brēd, Old High German breit, Gothic braiths

British Dictionary definitions for broad (2 of 2)

B-road

noun

(in Britain) a secondary road
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