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broad  


      adj  
1    having relatively great breadth or width  
2    of vast extent; spacious  
a broad plain     
3    postpositive   from one side to the other  
four miles broad     
4    of great scope or potential  
that invention had broad applications     
5    not detailed; general  
broad plans     
6    clear and open; full (esp. in the phrase broad daylight)  
7    obvious or plain  
broad hints     
8    liberal; tolerant  
a broad political stance     
9    widely spread; extensive  
broad support     
10    outspoken or bold  
a broad manner     
11    vulgar; coarse; indecent  
a broad joke     
12    unrestrained; free  
broad laughter     
13    (of a dialect or pronunciation) consisting of a large number of speech sounds characteristic of a particular geographical area  
a broad Yorkshire accent     
14      (Finance)   denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money and balances, most private-sector bank deposits, and sterling bank-deposit certificates  
broad money         Compare       narrow       7  
15      (Phonetics)  
a    of or relating to a type of pronunciation transcription in which symbols correspond approximately to phonemes without taking account of allophonic variations  
b    broad a   the long vowel in English words such as father, half, as represented in the received pronunciation of Southern British English  
16    as broad as it is long   amounting to the same thing; without advantage either way  
      n  
17    the broad part of something  
18    Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    a girl or woman  
b    a prostitute  
19      (Brit)  
dialect   a river spreading over a lowland  
   See also       Broads  
20      (East Anglian)  
dialect   a shallow lake  
21    a wood-turning tool used for shaping the insides and bottoms of cylinders  
      adv  
22    widely or fully  
broad awake     
     (Old English brad; related to Old Norse breithr, Old Frisian bred, Old High German breit, Gothic braiths)  
  broadly      adv  
  broadness      n  


broad arrow  
      n  
1    a mark shaped like a broad arrowhead designating British government property and formerly used on prison clothing  
2    an arrow with a broad head  
broad bean  
      n  
1    an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable  
2    the seed of this plant,   (Also called)    horse bean  
Broad Church  
      n  
1    a party within the Church of England which favours a broad and liberal interpretation of Anglican formularies and rubrics and objects to positive definition in theology  
   Compare       High Church       Low Church  
2    usually not caps   a group or movement which embraces a wide and varied number of views, approaches, and opinions  
      adj  
  Broad-Church  
3    of or relating to this party in the Church of England  
broad gauge  
      n  
1    a railway track with a greater distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56½ inches (about 1.44 metres) used now by most mainline railway systems  
      adj  
  broad-gauge  
2    of, relating to, or denoting a railway having this track  
broad jump  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian term for       long jump  
broad-leaved  
      adj   denoting trees other than conifers; having broad rather than needleshaped leaves  
broad-minded  
      adj  
1    tolerant of opposing viewpoints; not prejudiced; liberal  
2    not easily shocked by permissive sexual habits, pornography, etc  
  broad-mindedly      adv  
  broad-mindedness      n  
broad seal  
      n   the official seal of a nation and its government  
broad-spectrum  
      n   modifier   effective against a wide variety of diseases or microorganisms  
a broad-spectrum antibiotic     
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exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
n.
The state of being acceptable or officially true; the statement that is powerful to convince someone something is right.
n.
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws

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