Broad may refer to:

  • Broad Group, a manufacturing company based in Changsha, global leader in producing absorption chillers
  • Broad (British coin), English gold coin minted under the Commonwealth with a bust of Oliver Cromwell on the obverse
  • Broad Future Education, a popular tutorial school in Vancouver and Shanghai
  • Broad church, Latitudinarian churchmanship in the Church of England
  • Broad Front - Progressive Encounter - New Majority, Uruguayan coalition of political parties and organizations
  • Broad gauge, rail gauge greater than the standard gauge of 4' 8.5"
  • Broad Institute a genomic research institute funded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad
  • Broad pennant, swallow-tailed tapering flag flown from the masthead of a ship to indicate the presence of a commodore on board

In hydrology:

  • Broad Creek (disambiguation)
  • Broad River (disambiguation)
  • Benacre Broad, isolated broad in Suffolk, England, within The Broads National Park
  • French Broad River
  • Malthouse Broad, lake at Ranworth in the Norfolk Broads within the British The Broads National Park
  • The Broads, network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk

In geography:

  • Broad Channel, Queens, community in the borough of Queens in New York City
  • Broad Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, one of five communities on King's Island
  • Broad Street (disambiguation)
  • B road (disambiguation), a classification of road in the United Kingdom

Broad is the name of:

  • Broad (Surrey cricketer)
  • C. D. Broad, English philosopher known for his thorough and objective analysis in works such as Scientific Thought (1930) and Examination of McTaggart's Philosophy (1933)
  • Chris Broad, former English cricketer and match referee
  • Eli Broad, billionaire and philanthropist
  • Francis Alfred Broad, a United Kingdom politician; also known as Frank Broad
  • Stephen Broad, former English footballer
  • Stuart Broad, English cricketer, son of Chris Broad
  • Billy Idol, real name William Albert Michael Broad
  • William Broad New York Times writer

Broad may also refer to:

  • 10BROAD36, obsolete standard for carrying 10 Mbit/s Ethernet signals over standard 75 ohm CATV cable over a 3600 meter range
  • Broadband
  • Broad, an area light, generally a simple incandescent or fluorescent light source (collectively referred to as "the broads" in movie and video production, theaters, TV and photographic studios), as contrasted to more controlled and directional lighting instruments
  • A slang term for woman, sometimes considered derogatory

Famous quotes containing the word broad:

    How does Nature deify us with a few and cheap elements! Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous. The dawn is my Assyria; the sun-set and moon-rise my Paphos, and unimaginable realms of faerie; broad noon shall be my England of the senses and the understanding; the night shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars. What are threescore years and ten hurriedly and coarsely lived to moments of divine leisure in which your life is coincident with the life of the universe?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I did not find Liverpool ugly. Her stately public buildings, broad streets, public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)