宽广的街道 / 林荫道 / 河流
a broad street/avenue/river
He is tall, broad and muscular.
a broad smile/grin (= one in which your mouth is stretched very wide because you are very pleased or amused)
used after a measurement of distance to show how wide sth is
two metres broad and one metre high
including a great variety of people or things
a broad range of products
a broad spectrum of interests
There is broad support for the government's policies.
She took a broad view of the duties of being a teacher (= she believed her duties included a wide range of things) .
general; not detailed
the broad outline of a proposal
The negotiators were in broad agreement on the main issues.
She's a feminist, in the broadest sense of the word .
In broad terms , the paper argues that each country should develop its own policy.
covering a wide area
a broad expanse of water
if sb has a broad accent , you can hear very easily which area they come from
if sb gives a broad hint , they make it very clear what they are thinking or what they want
dealing with sex in an amusing way
The movie mixes broad humor with romance.
an organization that accepts a wide range of opinions
(in) the clear light of day, when it is easy to see
The robbery occurred in broad daylight, in a crowded street.
it makes no real difference which of two possible choices you make
to describe sth in a general way, ignoring the details
an offensive way of referring to a woman
These adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns.
Wide is the word most commonly used to talk about something that measures a long distance from one side to the other. Broad is more often used to talk about parts of the body. (Although wide can be used with mouth .)
It is used in more formal or written language to describe the features of the countryside, etc.
a broad river
a broad stretch of meadowland
Both wide and broad can be used to describe something that includes a large variety of different people or things.
a wide/broad range of products
Broad , but not wide , can be used to mean ‘general’ or ‘not detailed’.
All of us are in broad agreement on this matter.
slang term for a woman
- a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch
showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
- a broad political stance
- generous and broad sympathies
- a liberal newspaper
- tolerant of his opponent's opinions
- gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave
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.Winne
- granted him wide powers
not detailed or specific
- a broad rule
- the broad outlines of the plan
- felt an unspecific dread
(of speech) heavily and noticeably regional
- a broad southern accent
very large in expanse or scope
- a broad lawn
- the wide plains
- a spacious view
- spacious skies
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