1. A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.
  2. A woman or girl.
    Who was that broad I saw you with?
  3. A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.
  4. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.


  1. Wide in extent or scope.
    three feet broad
    the broad expanse of ocean
  2. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
  3. Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained.
  4. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
  5. Plain; evident.
    a broad hint
  6. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
  7. Gross; coarse; indelicate.
    a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humour
  8. Strongly regional.
  9. Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.

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