What is broken?

  • (adj): Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion.
    Example: "Troops fleeing in broken ranks"
    Synonyms: confused, disordered, upset
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on broken:

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 ...
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 ...
Broken Arrow (album)
... Broken Arrow is the twenty-fourth studio album by Neil Young, and his seventh with Crazy Horse ... studio album by Neil Young for four years, and the last in a long string of rock albums broken only by Harvest Moon ...
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 ... The game spawned a number of sequels collectively known as the Broken Sword series ...
Broken - Language
... as a short form for Broken English, to English-based pidgin and creole languages, especially Torres Strait Creole and Nigerian Pidgin ...

More definitions of "broken":

  • (adj): Lacking a part or parts.
    Example: "A broken set of encyclopedia"
  • (adj): Destroyed financially.
    Example: "The broken fortunes of the family"
    Synonyms: wiped out, impoverished
  • (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): Weakened and infirm.
    Example: "Broken health resulting from alcoholism"
  • (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"
  • (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): Topographically very uneven.
    Example: "Broken terrain"
    Synonyms: rugged
  • (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): Tamed or trained to obey.
    Example: "A horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"
    Synonyms: broken in
  • (adj): Discontinuous.
    Example: "Broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"
  • (adj): (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded.
    Example: "Broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"
    Synonyms: unkept

Famous quotes containing the word broken:

    Back out of all this now too much for us,
    Back in a time made simple by the loss
    Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off
    Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather,
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    ‘Tis not enough on roots and in the mouth,
    But give me water heavy on the head
    In all the passion of a broken drouth.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
    From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
    When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
    The old broken links of affection restored,
    When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
    And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
    What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?
    What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)