Broad


Broad

Broad may refer to:

* Broad (British coin), English gold coin minted under the commonwealth with a bust of Oliver Cromwell on the obverse
* Broad church, Latitudinarian churchmanship in the Church of England
* Broad Front - Progressive Encounter - New Majority, Uruguayan coalition of political parties and organizations
* Broad gauge, rail gauge greater than the standard gauge of 4'8.5"
* Broad Institute a genomic research institute funded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad
* Broad pennant, swallow-tailed tapering flag flown from the masthead of a ship to indicate the presence of a commodore on board

In hydrology:

* Broad Creek, creek in North Carolina
* Broad River, disambiguation
* Benacre Broad, isolated broad in Suffolk, England, within The Broads National Park
* Malthouse Broad, lake at Ranworth in the Norfolk Broads within the British The Broads National Park
* The Broads, network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk

In geography:

* Broad Channel, Queens, community in the borough of Queens in New York City
* Broad Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, one of five communities on King's Island
* Broad Creek, North Carolina, community in carteret county North Crolina
* Broad Street, disambiguation
* French Broad River
* B road, A classification of road in the United Kingdom.

Broad is the name of:
* Chris Broad, former English cricketer and match referee
* Stuart Broad, English cricketer, son of Chris Broad
* C. D. Broad, English philosopher known for his thorough and objective analysis in works such as "Scientific Thought" (1930) and "Examination of McTaggart's Philosophy" (1933)

Broad may also refer to:

* 10BROAD36, obsolete standard for carrying 10 Mbit/s Ethernet signals over standard 75 ohm CATV cable over a 3600 meter range
* Broadband
* Broad, an area light, generally a simple incandescent or fluorescent light source (collectively referred to as "the broads" in movie and video production, theaters, TV and photographic studios), as contrasted to more controlled and directional lighting instruments
* A slang term for Woman, it is not considered derogatory. An example of a negative use of the word may be found in the song "Honey Bun" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific"


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  • Broad — (br[add]d), a. [Compar. {Broader} (br[add]d [ e]r); superl. {Broadest}.] [OE. brod, brad, AS. br[=a]d; akin to OS. br[=e]d, D. breed, G. breit, Icel. brei[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. bred, Goth. braids. Cf. {Breadth}.] 1. Wide; extend in breadth, or from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broad´ly — broad «brd», adjective, adverb, noun. –adj. 1. large across; wide: »Many cars can go on that broad new highway. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under wide. (Cf. ↑wide) 2. having wide range; …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad — [brôd] adj. [ME brod < OE brad; akin to Ger breit] 1. of large extent from side to side; wide 2. having great extent or expanse; spacious [broad prairies] 3. extending all about; clear; open; full [broad daylight] 4. easy to understand; not… …   English World dictionary

  • broad — adj Broad, wide, deep are comparable chiefly when they refer to horizontal extent. Broad and wide apply to surfaces or areas as measured from side to side {a picture two feet wide} and deep (see also DEEP) to those as measured from front to back… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Broad — ist der Nachname von mehreren Personen: C. D. Broad (1887–1971), englischer Philosoph Chris Broad (* 1957), englischer Cricketspieler Eli Broad, Kunstmäzen Neil Broad (* 1966), britischer Tennisspieler Pery Broad (1921–1994), SS Unterscharführer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • broad — broad; broad·cast·er; broad·en; broad·ish; broad·ly; broad·moor; broad·ness; broad·way·ite; broad·band; broad·scale; …   English syllables

  • broad — I adjective ample, amplitudinous, amplus, blanket, collective, comprehensive, covering all cases, deep, diffuse, encyclopedic, expansive, extended, extending, extensive, far flung, far reaching, far spread, full, general, generalized, generic,… …   Law dictionary

  • broad — [adj1] wide physically ample, capacious, deep, expansive, extended, extensive, full, generous, immense, large, latitudinous, outspread, outstretched, roomy, spacious, splay, squat, thick, vast, voluminous, widespread; concepts 773,796 Ant. narrow …   New thesaurus

  • Broad — Broad, n. 1. The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar. [1913 Webster] 2. The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen. [Local, Eng.] Southey. [1913 Webster] 3. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broad — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a distance larger than usual from side to side; wide. 2) of a specified distance wide. 3) large in area or scope. 4) without detail; general. 5) (of a hint) clear and unambiguous. 6) (of a regional accent) very noticeable… …   English terms dictionary