Definition of “broad” - English Dictionary

“broad” in British English

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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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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.
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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“broad” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “broad” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)