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broad 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/brôd/,
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broader, comparative; broadest, superlative;
  1. Having an ample distance from side to side; wide
    • - a broad staircase
  2. (after a measurement) Giving the distance from side to side
    • - the valley is three miles long and half a mile broad
  3. Large in area; spacious
    • - a broad expanse of prairie
  4. Covering a large number and wide scope of subjects or areas
    • - a broad range of experience
  5. Having or incorporating a wide range of meanings, applications, or kinds of things; loosely defined
    • - three broad categories of mutual funds
  6. Including or coming from many people of many kinds
    • - broad support for the president's foreign policy
  7. General; without detail
    • - a broad outline of NATO's position
  8. (of a hint) Clear and unambiguous; not subtle
    • - a broad hint
  9. Somewhat coarse and indecent
    • - what we regard as broad or even bawdy is a fact of nature to him
  10. (of a phonetic transcription) Showing only meaningful distinctions in sound and ignoring minor details

  11. (of a regional accent) Very noticeable and strong
    • - his broad Bronx accent
Noun
  1. A woman


  1. slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
  2. wide: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
  3. across-the-board: broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
  4. not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread"
  5. lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"
  6. broad(a): being at a peak or culminating point; "broad daylight"; "full summer"
  7. very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies"
  8. The Broad was a British coin worth 20 shillings (20/) issued by the Commonwealth of England in 1656. It was a milled gold coin weighing 9.0–9.1 grams, with a diameter of 29 or 30 millimetres, designed by Thomas Simon (also called Symonds).
  9. Broad (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer who played for Addington and Surrey during the 1740s.
  10. (The Broads) The Broads are a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. ...
  11. A prostitute, a woman of loose morals; A colloquial term for a woman or girl; A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk; wide in extent or scope; having a specified width (e.g. 3 ft broad); strongly regional; velarized, i.e. not palatalized
  12. (broader) comparative form of broad: more broad
  13. (Broader) Hypernyms are more general nouns or verbs. Hypernymy is the inverse of hyponymy: "vehicle" has a broader sense than "car", while the sense of "ambulance" is narrower, so "ambulance" is a hyponym of "car", and "car" is a hypernym of "ambulance".
  14. (broadly) having a length:breadth ratio between 6:5 and 1:1; if the ratio is less then the shape is described as very broadly. cf. narrowly
  15. (B-roads) B-roads are local routes and have 3 or 4 digit numbers prefixed with 'B'.
  16. (BROADS) The planks next to the Garboard.
  17. A rectangular open-faced light which is used for general fill or for cyc illumination. (Lighting)
  18. wool which is on the strong side for its quality number, or for its type.
  19. A picture-language tasting term. In common with many descriptors for taste, it is hard to give a precise definition for this, but imagine a wine that has flavour and aroma elements that peak across the whole spectrum of tastes and smells, and you've got yourself a 'broad' wine.
  20. was written brade, brede, and braed. We have preserved the first in the adjective broad, bu the pronunciation of the noun bredth we take from the second, and the orthogra[p]hy most absurdly from the last.^(2)
  21. Covers the subject very generally; not focused.
  22. prefix to leaf-shape: reduces length:breadth ratio, up to 40% from median value.
  23. A large open light generally used for fill or to light up a background.
  24. A full-bodied, complex wine with plenty of subtleties.
  25. An open faced light used to throw light evenly, often used as fill light.