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Film is a medium of clear lines and broad strikes - which can be fantastic - but compared to the subtleties and nuances of a novel, it doesn't even get close.
William Boyd

Meaning of "broad" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BROAD

Old English brād; related to Old Norse breithr, Old Frisian brēd, Old High German breit, Gothic braiths.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BROAD

broad  [brɔːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BROAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Broad can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES BROAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Broad

Broad may refer to: People: ▪ A slang term for a woman, generally derogatory ▪ Broad, a surname Places: ▪ Broad Peak, on the border between Pakistan and China, the 12th highest mountain on Earth ▪ The Broads, a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk ▪ Broad Bay ▪ Broad Canal, East Cambridge, Massachusetts ▪ Broad Crag, a fell in the English Lake District ▪ Broad Creek ▪ Broad River ▪ Broad Run ▪ Broad Sound ▪ Broad Valley, Graham Land, Antarctica ▪ Broad Water, a salt water lagoon near Tywyn, Wales ▪ Tixall Wide, also known as The Broad Water, a body of water in Staffordshire, England Other uses: ▪ Broad Avenue, a street and arts district in Memphis, Tennessee ▪ Broad Street ▪ Broad Group, a manufacturing company based in Changsha ▪ Broad, an English gold coin minted under the Commonwealth ▪ Broad Institute, a genomic research institute ▪ an 18th-century slang term for a playing card ▪ The Broad, a modern art museum in Los Angeles, California...

Definition of broad in the English dictionary

The first definition of broad in the dictionary is having relatively great breadth or width. Other definition of broad is of vast extent; spacious. Broad is also from one side to the other.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BROAD


abroad
əˈbrɔːd
accord
əˈkɔːd
afford
əˈfɔːd
antifraud
ˌæntɪˈfrɔːd
award
əˈwɔːd
billboard
ˈbɪlˌbɔːd
board
bɔːd
bored
bɔːd
Claude
klɔːd
cord
kɔːd
defraud
dɪˈfrɔːd
ford
fɔːd
fraud
frɔːd
keyboard
ˈkiːˌbɔːd
lord
lɔːd
maraud
məˈrɔːd
overbroad
ˌəʊvəˈbrɔːd
record
ˈrɛkɔːd
sword
sɔːd
ward
wɔːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BROAD

broacher
broad a
broad arrow
broad bean
Broad Church
broad gauge
broad jump
broad seal
broad-based
broad-brimmed
broad-gauge
broad-leaved
broad-minded
broad-mindedly
broad-mindedness
broad-shouldered
broad-spectrum
broadaxe
broadband
broadbill

WORDS THAT END LIKE BROAD

A road
approach road
country road
crossroad
dirt road
high road
hit the road
knight of the road
link road
main road
middle-of-the-road
off-road
on the road
railroad
relief road
ring road
road
take the road
the end of the road
to take the high road

Synonyms and antonyms of broad in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BROAD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «broad» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of broad

Translation of «broad» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BROAD

Find out the translation of broad to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of broad from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «broad» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

宽阔的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ancho
570 millions of speakers

English

broad
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यापक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

واسِع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

широкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amplo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রশস্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

large
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

luas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

breit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

広い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

폭이 넓은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यापक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geniş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ampio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obszerny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

широкий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

larg
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλατύς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

breë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bred
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bred
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of broad

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BROAD»

The term «broad» is very widely used and occupies the 5.838 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BROAD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «broad» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «broad» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about broad

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10 QUOTES WITH «BROAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word broad.
1
Peter L. Berger
Our institute's agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally.
2
Lloyd Blankfein
I started out as a lawyer and came in laterally to Goldman Sachs. So I learned myself that life is unpredictable. That you really should, in terms of your career, try to be excellent at what you're doing. I think if you focus on your job, and you focus on being broad in the context of your job, the next jobs follow from that.
3
William Boyd
Film is a medium of clear lines and broad strikes - which can be fantastic - but compared to the subtleties and nuances of a novel, it doesn't even get close.
4
Julie Burchill
Mind you, I've always been a very off-message type of fat broad; one who gladly admits she reached the size she is now solely through lack of discipline and love of pleasure, and who rather despises people (except those with proven medical conditions) who pretend that it is generally otherwise.
5
Frank Carlucci
We would like to have friendly regimes with enough broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability, so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth, but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel.
6
Russ Carnahan
From protecting our natural resources to providing maritime security and national defense, the Coast Guard's duties are broad in scope, and the performance of those duties has never been more important.
7
Nigel Cole
I think the first rule of comedy is that it has to be funny and I find a lot of the broad comedy which is sent to me, painfully unfunny.
8
Eric Dane
I'm a goal setter, but in broad strokes. I don't have a by-October-2009-I-want-to-be-here plan. All I do is work with an element of challenge and an element of enjoyment. With that, anything can happen.
9
Jaye Davidson
I don't have a brilliant body at all. I've got very broad shoulders. I've got very big feet. I've also got a very muscular neck.
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Placido Domingo
We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BROAD»

Discover the use of broad in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to broad and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
South of Broad
Leopold Bloom King is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school.
Pat Conroy, 2010
2
The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards
The Science of Yoga draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old.
William J Broad, 2012
3
A Broad Place: An Autobiography
A wide-ranging document alert to the deeper currents of his time and ours, A Broad Place is an entertaining reconsideration of a life full of intense experience and new beginnings.
Jürgen Moltmann, 2007
4
Five Types of Ethical Theory
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
C. D. Broad, 2000
5
The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional ...
But he also is completely delightful, as is this book.
Eli Broad, 2012
6
Beyond Transfer of Training: Engaging Systems to Improve ...
Find and engage clients and stakeholders in transfer of learning efforts. Support transfer of learning in E-environments. Evaluate the success transfer of learning interventions. Order your copy of this essential guide today!
Mary L. Broad, 2005
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Walking Broad: Looking for the Heart of Brotherly Love
It is also a city in flux. Bruce Buschel is a native Philadelphian who revisits his hometown and, in doing so, revisits his personal history and the city's complex identity.
Bruce Buschel, 2007
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Classification by Broad Economic Categories: Defined in ...
This is the most recent edition (4th revision) of the document, Classification by Broad Economic Categories Defined in Terms of Standard International Trade Classification.
‎2003
9
The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the ...
"Meticulously researched and with a sophisticated approach to history, this is also an exciting and compelling story.
Sandra Hempel, 2006
10
Leibniz: An Introduction
Broad's characteristically shrewd survey of Leibniz provides a very clear, detailed and orderly guide to a notoriously difficult philosophical system.
Charlie Dunbar Broad, 1975

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BROAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term broad is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ashes 2015: Stuart Broad and James Anderson is a partnership of …
Broad's habitual position at mid-off or mid-on when Anderson is bowling, and that of Anderson in the same positions when Broad is operating, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Filling LA's new Broad museum is an art in itself
Joanne Heyler steps off the long escalator that runs through the belly and onto the third floor of the cavernous new Broad museum in downtown ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
Morning Links: The Broad Edition
Installing the 2,000 works of art that will be shown in the new Broad museum is no easy-task. A five-panel Takashi Murakami painting, ... «ARTnews, Jul 15»
4
Johnson targets Broad, England's tail
"It's something that's worth a try, especially to guys like Broad who have struggled recently and he's probably lost his ability a bit there. «cricket.com.au, Jul 15»
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Lindley woman threatened during broad-daylight robbery at her home
A gang of men terrified a woman when they forced their way into her Huddersfield home. The thugs struck in broad daylight in a busy street in ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Jul 15»
6
Cook, Anderson, Root and Broad star in emotional Ashes preview
To celebrate Investec's 4th year of sponsoring Test cricket in England and to launch the 2015 Investec Ashes series, some of England's current ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
Two-car crash on Broad Street in Meriden
The crash happened around noon in the area of 135 Broad St. ... Southbound traffic on Broad Street was closed while the vehicles were towed. «Meriden Record-Journal, Jul 15»
8
Broad returns to Ausdrill
Former VDM Group boss Andrew Broad has returned to his former employer, mining services business Ausdrill, and will become its chief ... «Business News, Jul 15»
9
Mohamed A. El-Erian: Greek vote has broad consequences
The writer is chairman of President Barack Obama's Global Development Council. He wrote this for Bloomberg View. By heeding their ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
10
QC woman gunned down in broad daylight
The incident happened in broad daylight, in full view of several people. Yet, the gunmen did it and they managed to flee from the scene. «Coconuts Manila, Jul 15»

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