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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 broad /ˈbrɔd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Broad a. [Compar. Broader superl. Broadest.]
 1. Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
 2. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
 3. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full. Broad and open day.”
 4. Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive.
    A broad mixture of falsehood.   --Locke.
 Note: Hence: -
 5. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
    The words in the Constitution are broad enough to include the case.   --D. Daggett.
    In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way.   --E. Everett.
 6. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
 7. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
    As broad and general as the casing air.   --Shak.
 8. Fine Arts Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
 9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
 10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
 Note:Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide, large, etc.; as, broad-chested, broad-shouldered, broad-spreading, broad-winged.
 Broad acres. See under Acre.
 Broad arrow, originally a pheon. See Pheon, and Broad arrow under Arrow.
 As broad as long, having the length equal to the breadth; hence, the same one way as another; coming to the same result by different ways or processes.
    It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others, or bring others down to them.   --L'Estrange.
 Broad pennant. See under Pennant.
 Syn: -- Wide; large; ample; expanded; spacious; roomy; extensive; vast; comprehensive; liberal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Broad, n.
 1. The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
 2. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen. [Local, Eng.]
 3. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the
             other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins";
             "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad
             shoulders"; "a broad river" [syn: wide] [ant: narrow]
      2: broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases";
         "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against
         human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad
         applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"-
         T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers" [syn: across-the-board,
          all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a),
          encompassing, panoptic, wide]
      3: not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad
         outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread" [syn: unspecific]
      4: lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was
         time to leave" [syn: unsubtle]
      5: being at a peak or culminating point; "broad day"; "full
         summer"; "high noon" [syn: broad(a), full(a)]
      6: very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide
         plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" [syn: spacious,
      7: (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad
         southern accent"
      8: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad
         political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a
         liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
         [syn: large-minded, liberal, tolerant]
      n : slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a
          mean punch"