• Broad Definition & Synonyms

  1. (superl.) Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
  2. (superl.) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
  3. (n.) The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
  4. (superl.) Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
  5. (superl.) Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
  6. (superl.) Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive.
  7. (superl.) Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
  8. (superl.) Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
  9. (superl.) Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
  10. (n.) The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
  11. (n.) A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.
  12. (superl.) Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
  13. (superl.) Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.

Blanket, Encompassing, Full, Liberal, Spacious, Tolerant, Wide,

• Broadbill Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A wild duck (Aythya, / Fuligula, marila), which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; -- called also bluebill, blackhead, raft duck, and scaup duck. See Scaup duck.
  2. (n.) The shoveler. See Shoveler.

Bluebill, Boatbill, Scaup, Shoveler,

• Broadspreading Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Spreading widely.

• Broad gauge Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A wider distance between the rails than the "standard" gauge of four feet eight inches and a half. See Gauge.