broad broad  /b ˈrɔd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) slang term for a woman
  2. (adj) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
  3. (adj) broad in scope or content
  4. (adj) not detailed or specific
  5. (adj) lacking subtlety; obvious
  6. (adj) being at a peak or culminating point
  7. (adj) very large in expanse or scope
  8. (adj) (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional
  9. (adj) showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

Usage(s):

  1. All three automakers have included additional concessions by the UAW as part their broad case for government bridge loans totaling $34 billion.
  2. Support for lowering energy prices is something that has both broad and deep support in America; it will drive voters to the ballot box.
  3. Its roster of supporting characters is as broad, delightful and well-drawn as any ensemble drama's.

News

  1. Toward broad-spectrum antiviral drugs for common cold and other infections

    Scientists are reporting progress in the search for the first broad-spectrum drugs to combat human rhinoviruses, which cause humanity's most common infectious diseases.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. French Broad Cycling Classic has new race venue

    The 16th annual French Broad Cycling Classic arrives in Asheville and Western North Carolina July 19-21. / Dustin Stuart/Citizen-Times photo ASHEVILLE — The 16th annual French Broad Cycling Classic returns to Western North Carolina July 19-21 with a new race venue, and will be included in the inaugural 2013 Southeast Regional Series, and is expected to draw 600 of the nation’s top riders.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

  3. Broad daylight drive-by shooting worries Salt Lake City cops

    Broad daylight drive-by shooting worries Salt Lake City cops by Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 26, 2013 12:45PM MDT Two men sitting inside a parked SUV were sprayed with shattered glass but otherwise unhurt when gunfire erupted from a passing car near Salt Lake City’s Rose Park Golf Course. Salt Lake City police Det. Mike Hamideh said the incident occurred about 5 p.m. Tuesday near ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. "President Obama - backed by the conclusions of a broad range of economists - believes that China is manipulating its currency," Geithner said. "The new economic team will forge an integrated strategy on how best to achieve currency...
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Timothy Geithner Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. By contrast, Mr Obama said that he sought both a partnership with the Muslim world in rolling back the ideology of al-Qaeda and a "broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect".
    on Apr 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Times Online

  3. "To help achieve democratic reform, we will be engaging directly with Burmese authorities. This is a policy that has broad consensus across our government, and there will be more to report as we go forward," Clinton said told reporters.
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Hindu Business Line

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