(noun, adjective)


1. having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

- a river two miles broad

- broad shoulders

- a broad river

Similar word(s): comprehensive, thick, beamy, panoramic, deep, fanlike, sweeping, wide

2. broad in scope or content

- an invention with broad applications

Similar word(s): comprehensive, blanket, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide

3. not detailed or specific

- a broad rule

- the broad outlines of the plan

Similar word(s): general, unspecific

4. lacking subtlety; obvious

- gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave

Similar word(s): clear, unsubtle

5. being at a peak or culminating point

- broad daylight

Similar word(s): high, full

6. very large in expanse or scope

- a broad lawn

Similar word(s): big, large, spacious, wide

7. (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional

- a broad southern accent

Similar word(s): noticeable

8. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

- a broad political stance

- generous and broad sympathies

Similar word(s): liberal, tolerant

Sentences with broad as an adjective:

- three feet broad

- the broad expanse of ocean

- a broad hint

- a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humour


1. slang term for a woman

- a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch

Definition categories: person, woman

Sentences with broad as a noun:

- Who was that broad I saw you with?