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Dictionary definition for: Broad

1. (n) slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"

2. (a) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads" "a wide necktie" "wide margins" "three feet wide" "a river two miles broad" "broad shoulders" "a broad river"

3. (s) broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases" "an all-embracing definition" "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators" "an invention with broad applications" "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide

4. (s) not detailed or specific; "a broad rule" "the broad outlines of the plan" "felt an unspecific dread"

5. (s) lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"

6. (s) very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn" "the wide plains" "a spacious view" "spacious skies"

7. (s) (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad southern accent"

8. (s) showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance" "generous and broad sympathies" "a liberal newspaper" "tolerant of his opponent''s opinions"

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