Translation of "broad" - English-Traditional 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. 我們走在林蔭大道上。
He flashed a broad grin at us. 他衝我們咧嘴笑了笑。
My brother is very broad-shouldered. 我兄弟肩膀很寬。

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. 這條河最開闊處有500多米寬。
O'Connell Bridge in Dublin is famous for being broader than it is long. 都柏林的奧康奈爾橋因其寬度大於長度而聞名。

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. 那位政界人士大致説了一下他的動議要點。
The magazine covers a broad range of subjects, from sewing to psychology. 那份雜誌涉及內容範圍廣泛,從縫紉到心理學無所不包。

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. 他講話帶有很重的澳大利亞口音。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)