Antonyms for broad

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : brawd
Phonetic Transcription : brɔd

Definition of broad

Origin :
  • Old English brad "broad, flat, open, extended," from Proto-Germanic *braithaz (cf. Old Frisian bred, Old Norse breiðr, Dutch breed, German breit, Gothic brouþs), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic languages. No clear distinction in sense from wide. Related: Broadly. Broad-brim as a style of hat (1680s, broad-brimmed) in 18c.-19c. suggested "Quaker male" from their characteristic attire.
  • adj wide physically
  • adj extensive
  • adj full, obvious
  • adj liberal-minded
  • adj vulgar
  • noun a woman
Example sentences :
  • There is a green meadow in the midst, on which rests a broad belt of sunshine.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • In the broad pathways of the ocean such a chance is doubtful.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Found his camp and a white gum marked with a broad arrow, but no water.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • As this new era approaches we can already see its broad outlines.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • They reached a broad flat, and the stallion gained with terrible insistence.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Let me illustrate this broad statement with reference to the subject of fears alone.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Amongst them was one for Mr. Raymount with a broad black border.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The charm of the place does not lie so much in detail as in broad effects.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • "The danger may bide," said he, shrugging his broad shoulders.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Burke's broad jowls shook from the force with which he snapped his jaws together.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana

Synonyms for broad

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