broad [broader, broadest] adj

OE < Germanic.

  1. Vast; extensive; widespread; large in territory; [fig.] infinite; eternal; timeless; universal; heavenly (see Job 11:9).
  2. Bold; strong; stalwart; mighty; impenetrable; having stout walls; [sense play] breached; opened wide (see Nehemiah 3:8).
  3. Generous; liberal; welcoming; sweepingly inclusive (see Job 36:16).
  4. Famous; important; impressive; well-known; [fig.] grand; noble; royal; high-ranking.
  5. Tolerant; intellectual; non-judgmental; open-minded; accepting of various points of view; [fig.] vague; obscure; ambiguous; indefinite; indecisive; mysterious; nebulous; noncommittal (see Matthew 7:13).

broad adv

see broad, adj.

  1. Widely; extensively; sweepingly; [fig.] infinitely; eternally.

broad n

see broad, adj.

  1. Scholar; pundit; well-educated person; supposedly open-minded person; [fig.] puffed-up speaker; self-important preacher.