What is broken?

  • (adj): Lacking a part or parts.
    Example: "A broken set of encyclopedia"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on broken:

Broken Arrow (album)
... Broken Arrow is the twenty-fourth studio album by Neil Young, and his seventh with Crazy Horse ... the last in a long string of rock albums broken only by Harvest Moon ...
1991 Philadelphia Phillies Season
... Dykstra, suffered three broken ribs, a broken right collarbone and a broken right cheekbone ... A broken rib punctured a lung and his heart was bruised, according to doctors ... Daulton suffered a broken left eye socket, a scratched left cornea and a heart bruise, doctors said ...
Broken - Language
... as a short form for Broken English, to English-based pidgin and creole languages, especially Torres Strait Creole and Nigerian Pidgin ...
Broken Sword: The Shadow Of The Templars
... Broken Sword The Shadow of the Templars (also known as Circle of Blood in the United States) is a 1996 point-and-click adventure game developed by Revolution Software ... number of sequels collectively known as the Broken Sword series ...
Gilgal Sculpture Garden - Visiting Hours
... the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bow be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the eistern" A statue ...

More definitions of "broken":

  • (adj): Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion.
    Example: "Troops fleeing in broken ranks"
    Synonyms: confused, disordered, upset
  • (adj): Destroyed financially.
    Example: "The broken fortunes of the family"
    Synonyms: wiped out, impoverished
  • (adj): Weakened and infirm.
    Example: "Broken health resulting from alcoholism"
  • (adj): Out of working order ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken').
    Example: "A broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"
    Synonyms: busted
  • (adj): Subdued or brought low in condition or status.
    Example: "A broken man"; "his broken spirit"
    Synonyms: crushed, humbled, humiliated, low
  • (adj): Imperfectly spoken or written.
    Example: "Broken English"
  • (adj): Discontinuous.
    Example: "Broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"
  • (adj): Not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly.
    Example: "Broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"
  • (adj): Tamed or trained to obey.
    Example: "A horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"
    Synonyms: broken in
  • (adj): (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded.
    Example: "Broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"
    Synonyms: unkept
  • (adj): Topographically very uneven.
    Example: "Broken terrain"
    Synonyms: rugged
  • (adj): Physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed.
    Example: "A broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"; "children from broken homes"; "a broken marriage"; "a broken heart"

Famous quotes containing the word broken:

    The years like great black oxen tread the world,
    And God the herdsman treads them on behind,
    And I am broken by their passing feet.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    O you will take whatever’s offered
    And dream that all the world’s a friend,
    Suffer as your mother suffered,
    Be as broken in the end.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The others died, the luck of it blurting through them.
    I could not, I was a silly broken umbrella
    and oblivion would not kiss me. For three days it
    was thus.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)