DIMENSIONS: DENOTATION / Quality
R E F E R E N C E S
1 Broad adj. 1. of great breadth. 2. measured from side to side: the desk was three feet broad. 3. of great area: a broad expanse. 4. widely diffused; open; full; broad daylight. 5. not limited; of extensive range or scope. 6. liberal, tolerant. 7. main or general: the broad outlines of a subject. 8. plain or clear: a broad hint. 9. bold; plain-spoken. 10. indelicate: a broad joke. 11. [of conversation] rough, countrified. 12. unconfined; free; unrestrained; broad mirth. 13. [of pronunciation] strongly dialectal. -adv. 14. fully: he was broad awake. -n. 15. the broad part of anything. 16. Slang. a. a woman. b. a promiscuous woman. [ME brood, OE brãd; c. D. breed, G. breit, Icel breithr, Goth braiths]
-Syn. 1. See wide. 3. extensive, ample, vast. 6. open. 10. gross. -Ant. narrow.
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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