Translation of "broad" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /brɔːd/ us /brɑːd/

broad adjective (WIDE)

B1 very wide

We walked down a broad avenue lined with trees. 我们走在林荫大道上。
He flashed a broad grin at us. 他冲我们咧嘴笑了笑。
My brother is very broad-shouldered. 我兄弟肩膀很宽。

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. 这条河最开阔处有500多米宽。
O'Connell Bridge in Dublin is famous for being broader than it is long. 都柏林的奥康奈尔桥因其宽度大于长度而闻名。

More examples

  • She gazed in admiration at his broad, muscular shoulders.
  • Amy had a broad smile on her face.
  • The broad avenues are shaded by splendid trees.
  • He was about six feet tall with broad shoulders.
  • A broad sweep of flat countryside stretched to the horizon in all directions.

broad adjective (GENERAL)

B1 including a wide range of things; general

The politician gave a broad outline of his proposals. 那位政界人士大致说了一下他的动议要点。
The magazine covers a broad range of subjects, from sewing to psychology. 那份杂志涉及内容范围广泛,从缝纫到心理学无所不包。

More examples

  • If you read the minutes of the meeting, they'll give you a broad outline of what was discussed.
  • She described the project in very broad brushstrokes.
  • Security defined in the broadest sense of the term means getting at the root causes of trouble and helping to reduce regional conflicts.
  • The book's success can be attributed to its broad appeal to readers of all ages.
  • The film makers hoped to guarantee financial success by aiming the film at a broad audience.

broad adjective (STRONG)

If someone has a broad accent (= way of speaking), it is strong and noticeable, showing where they come from.

He spoke with a broad Australian accent. 他讲话带有很重的澳大利亚口音。

broad adjective (INFORMATION)

broad hint

a hint (= when you tell someone something without saying it directly) that is easy to understand


broadnoun [ C ]

uk /brɔːd/ us /brɑːd/ US offensive

a woman


(Translation of “broad” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)