[shoulders, river] large
→ His shoulders were broad.
→ He had broad shoulders.
→ the broad river
→ a broad expanse of grassy land
[range] large, vaste
→ She has a broad range of interests.
→ A broad range of issues was discussed.
→ in the broad sense of the word
→ The term Wissenschaft has a much broader meaning than the English word `science'.
[distinction, agreement, outline] général (e)
→ the State Department reached broad agreement on policy towards Franco.
→ a broad outline of the Society's development
the broad outlines les grandes lignes
→ He described the plan in broad outlines.
[accent] prononcé (e)
→ She spoke in a broad Glaswegian accent.
broad hint allusion transparente
→ They've been giving broad hints about what to expect.
[smile] grand (e)
→ He greeted them with a wave and a broad smile.
in broad daylight en plein jour
→ A girl was attacked on a train in broad daylight.
→ The murder happened in broad daylight.
n (US) *
(=woman) nana f *
[government] réunissant des tendances très variées
→ The US-led coalition has stated it wants a broad-based Afghan government
[approach] diversifié (e)
→ The Act itself was designed to be broad based
n (British) fève f
broad-brush , broad brush
[strategy, approach] sommaire, schématique
→ He's giving a broad brush approach to the subject.
(=organization) groupe m qui accueille des courants très divers
n (US) saut m en longueur
[person] large d'esprit
→ I'm fairly broad-minded. I was quite all right about it.
[antibiotic, vaccine, herbicide, pesticide] à large spectre
→ broad-spectrum antibiotics are not specific -- that is, they kill all bacteria, good and bad