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broad

 (brôd)
adj. broad·er, broad·est
1. Wide in extent from side to side: a broad river; broad shoulders.
2. Large in expanse; spacious: a broad lawn.
3. Having a certain width from side to side: A sidewalk three feet broad.
4. Full; open: broad daylight.
5. Covering a wide scope; general: a broad rule.
6. Liberal; tolerant: had broad views regarding social services.
7. Relating to or covering the main facts or the essential points: a plan presented in broad outline.
8. Plain and clear; obvious: gave us a broad hint to leave.
9. Vulgar; ribald: a broad joke.
10. Strikingly regional or dialectal: a broad Southern accent.
11. Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue placed low and flat and with the oral cavity wide open, like the a in father.
n.
1. A wide flat part, as of one's hand.
2. Offensive Slang A woman or girl.
adv.
Fully; completely.

[Middle English brod, from Old English brād.]

broad′ly adv.
broad′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.broadly - without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he interprets the law broadly"
narrowly - in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions; "he interprets the law narrowly"
2.broadly - in a wide fashion; "he smiled broadly"

broadly

adverb
1. in general, largely, generally, mainly, widely, mostly, on the whole, predominantly, in the main, for the most part He broadly got what he wanted out of his meeting.
2. widely, greatly, hugely, vastly, extensively, expansively Charles grinned broadly.
3. generally, commonly, widely, universally, popularly This gives children a more broadly based education.
generally narrowly, exclusively
4. blatantly, unsubtly, clearly, overtly He hinted broadly that he would like to come.
Translations
بصورة عامَّه
všeobecně
generelt
almennt
genel olarak

broadly

[ˈbrɔːdlɪ] ADV
1. (= by and large) [agree, accept] → en líneas generales
broadly similarparecido en líneas generales
broadly speakingen general, hablando en términos generales
it is broadly true thaten líneas generales es verdad que ...
2. (= widely) [smile, grin] → abiertamente, de oreja a oreja
3. (= unsubtly) [hint] → claramente

broadly

[ˈbrɔːdli] adv
(= generally) [true, welcomed] → en gros, généralement
to be broadly in favour of sth → être en faveur de qch d'une façon générale
broadly speaking → en gros, généralement parlant
[grin, smile] to smile broadly → avoir un large sourire
smiling broadly → avec un large sourirebroadly based broadly-based [ˌbrɔːdliˈbeɪst] (British) adj (= political support) → large
a broadly-based political movement for democracy → un mouvement politique de tous bords pour la démocratie
signs of more broadly-based popular unrest → des signes d'agitation sociale plus généralisée
see also basedbroad-minded [ˌbrɔːdˈmaɪndɪd] adj [person] → large d'esprit

broadly

adv
(= in general terms)allgemein, in großen Zügen; outline, describegrob; agree, acceptweitgehend; welcome, support, applicableallgemein; differbeträchtlich; broadly speakingganz allgemein gesprochen; broadly-basedbreit gefächert
grin, smile, laughbreit; hint, winkdeutlich

broadly

[ˈbrɔːdlɪ] adv broadly speakingparlando in senso lato, grosso modo

broad

(broːd) adjective
1. wide; great in size from side to side. a broad street.
2. from side to side. two metres broad.
3. general; not detailed. We discussed the plans in broad outline.
ˈbroaden verb
to make or become broad or broader.
ˈbroadly adverb
generally. Broadly speaking, I'd say your chances are poor.
broad daylight
full daylight. The child was attacked in broad daylight.
ˌbroad-ˈminded adjective
ready to allow others to think or act as they choose without criticizing them. a broad-minded headmaster.
broadside on
sideways. The ships collided broadside on.
References in classic literature ?
Therefore it dances on the hearth, and laughs broadly throughout the room, and plays a thousand antics, and throws a joyous glow over all the faces that encircle it.
She said it as broadly as she could, and you do not know how broadly Yorkshire sounds until you have heard some one speak it.
Trent knew that, although broadly speaking he was innocent of any desire to harm or desert Monty, no power on earth would ever convince Francis of that.
There are, broadly speaking, two types of drinkers.
As in general shape the noble Sperm Whale's head may be compared to a Roman war-chariot (especially in front, where it is so broadly rounded); so, at a broad view, the Right Whale's head bears a rather inelegant resemblance to a gigantic galliot-toed shoe.
However, I had read "Tom Jones," and "Rod- erick Random," and other books of that kind, and knew that the highest and first ladies and gentlemen in England had remained little or no cleaner in their talk, and in the morals and conduct which such talk implies, clear up to a hundred years ago; in fact clear into our own nineteenth century -- in which century, broadly speaking, the earliest samples of the real lady and real gentleman discoverable in English history -- or in European history, for that matter -- may be said to have made their appearance.
Pelageya Danilovna Melyukova, a broadly built, energetic woman wearing spectacles, sat in the drawing room in a loose dress, surrounded by her daughters whom she was trying to keep from feeling dull.
A cycle of actions of this sort has marks by which it is broadly distinguished from the motions of dead matter.
But there remained Koku to dispose of, and he stood smiling broadly as Eradicate shuffled of.
Taking his port rait, f rom top to toe, the picture of him began with a tall hat, broadly encircled by a mourning band of crumpled crape.
And they were already smiling rather too broadly upon Sorelli, who had begun to recite her speech, when an exclamation from that little madcap of a Jammes broke the smile of the managers so brutally that the expression of distress and dismay that lay beneath it became apparent to all eyes:
An hour later the continent spread broadly before their gaze, still wild in aspect, but less flat, less denuded, and with a few trees standing out against the gray sky.