What is broad?

  • (adj): Lacking subtlety; obvious.
    Example: "Gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
    Synonyms: unsubtle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on broad:

Broad-billed Parrot
... The Broad-billed Parrot or Raven Parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus) is a large extinct parrot in the family Psittaculidae ... The Broad-billed Parrot's head was large in proportion to its body, and there was a distinct crest of feathers on the front of the head ... The Broad-billed Parrot was first referred to as the "Indian Raven" in Dutch ships' journals from 1598 onwards ...
... The leaves are opposite, simple broad lanceolate to ovate, 2–8 cm long and 0.5–4 cm broad ... (like those of Phlox), simple, 2.5–7 cm broad, with five white, pale yellow or purple petals joined together at the base to form a tube ...
Molly Corbett Broad - Career in University Administration
... Broad started her career at Syracuse University from 1971 to 1985, she served as Manager of the Office of Budget and Planning, Director of Institutional ... From 1985 to 1992, Broad served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Arizona University System ... Broad served as the President of the University of North Carolina system from 1997 to 2006, and was named President of the American Council on ...
Lakes Of England - Lakes Larger Than 5 Hectares - O
... Olton Reservoir - West Midlands Orchardleigh Lake - Somerset Ormesby Broad - Norfolk Ormesby Little Broad - Norfolk Oulston Reservoir - North Yorkshire Oulton Broad - Norfolk ...
1854 Broad Street Cholera Outbreak
... The Broad Street cholera outbreak was a severe outbreak of cholera that occurred near Broad Street (now renamed Broadwick Street) in Soho district of London, England in 1854 ...

More definitions of "broad":

  • (adj): Not detailed or specific.
    Example: "A broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"
    Synonyms: unspecific
  • (adj): (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional.
    Example: "A broad southern accent"
  • (adj): Having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other.
    Example: "A river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
    Synonyms: wide
  • (noun): Slang term for a woman.
    Example: "A broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
  • (adj): Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness.
    Example: "A broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"
    Synonyms: large-minded, liberal, tolerant
  • (adj): Being at a peak or culminating point.
    Example: "Broad day"
    Synonyms: full
  • (adj): Very large in expanse or scope.
    Example: "A broad lawn"
    Synonyms: spacious, wide

Famous quotes containing the word broad:

    Savages cling to a local god of one tribe or town. The broad ethics of Jesus were quickly narrowed to village theologies, which preach an election or favoritism.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    the broad cloud-driving moon in the clear sky
    Lifts o’er the firs her shining shield,
    And in her tranquil light
    Sleep falls on forest and field.
    See! sleep hath fallen: the trees are asleep:
    The night is come. The land is wrapt in sleep.
    Robert Bridges (1844–1930)

    The bread-winner must toil as in the fruitless effort of a troubled dream while the expenditure of an uneducated wife discounts the income in the lack of understanding to discern the broad possibilities of an intelligent economy.
    Anna Eugenia Morgan (1845–1909)