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broadadjective

us   /brɔd/
  • broad adjective (WIDE)

[-er/-est only] very wide: He flashed a broad grin at us.
  • broad adjective (GENERAL)

including many types of things; general: The magazine covers a broad range of subjects. He explained it in very broad terms.
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"broad" in British English

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broadadjective

uk   /brɔːd/ us   /brɑːd/
  • broad adjective (WIDE)

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.
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.

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broadness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbrɔːd.nəs/ us   /ˈbrɑːd.nəs/
She was struck by the broadness of his back.

broadnoun [C]

uk   /brɔːd/ us   /brɑːd/ US offensive
(Definition of broad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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