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broad

adjective (WIDE)    /brɔːd/ US  /brɑːd/
B1 very wide: We walked down a broad avenue lined with trees. He flashed a broad grin at us. My brother is very broad-shouldered. → Compare narrow adjectiveWide and thick B1 If something is a particular distance broad, it measures this distance from side to side: This river is over 500 metres broad at its widest point. O'Connell Bridge in Dublin is famous for being broader than it is long.Wide and thick broadly     /ˈbrɔːd.li/ US  /ˈbrɑːd-/ adverb C1 Broadly speaking, don't you think women make better drivers than men?General broadness     /ˈbrɔːd.nəs/ US  /ˈbrɑːd-/ noun [U] She was struck by the broadness of his back.Measurements in general
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