Broads

[ brawdz ]
/ brɔdz /

noun

The, (used with a plural verb) a low-lying region in E England, in Norfolk and Suffolk: bogs and marshy lakes.

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Definition for broads (2 of 2)

broad
[ brawd ]
/ brɔd /

adjective, broad·er, broad·est.

adverb

fully: He was broad awake.

noun

Origin of broad

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

SYNONYMS FOR broad

1 See wide.
3 extensive, ample, vast.
5 liberal, open.
10 gross.

ANTONYMS FOR broad

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

broad·ish, adjectivebroad·ly, adverbo·ver·broad, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for broads (1 of 2)

Broads
/ (brɔːdz) /

pl n the Broads

a group of shallow navigable lakes, connected by a network of rivers, in E England, in Norfolk and Suffolk
the region around these lakes: a tourist centre; several bird sanctuaries

British Dictionary definitions for broads (2 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
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Idioms and Phrases with broads

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