What is broad?

  • (adj): (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional.
    Example: "A broad southern accent"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on broad:

... The leaves are opposite, simple broad lanceolate to ovate, 2–8 cm long and 0.5–4 cm broad ... are salverform (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 ...
Lakes Of England - Lakes Larger Than 5 Hectares - O
... Reservoir - Warwickshire Olton Reservoir - West Midlands Orchardleigh Lake - Somerset Ormesby Broad - Norfolk Ormesby Little Broad - Norfolk Oulston Reservoir - North Yorkshire Oulton ...
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 ...
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 Research, and Vice President for Government and ... 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 Education on January ...
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 ...

More definitions of "broad":

  • (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
  • (adj): Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness.
    Example: "A broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"
    Synonyms: large-minded, liberal, tolerant
  • (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
  • (adj): Not detailed or specific.
    Example: "A broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"
    Synonyms: unspecific
  • (noun): Slang term for a woman.
    Example: "A broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
  • (adj): Lacking subtlety; obvious.
    Example: "Gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
    Synonyms: unsubtle

Famous quotes containing the word broad:

    I do not hesitate to read ... all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable—any real insight or broad human sentiment.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Happy is that mother whose ability to help her children continues on from babyhood and manhood into maturity. Blessed is the son who need not leave his mother at the threshold of the world’s activities, but may always and everywhere have her blessing and her help. Thrice blessed are the son and the mother between whom there exists an association not only physical and affectional, but spiritual and intellectual, and broad and wise as is the scope of each being.
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842–1903)

    In dark places and dungeons the preacher’s words might perhaps strike root and grow, but not in broad daylight in any part of the world that I know.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)