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broad·side

 (brôd′sīd′)
n.
1. The side of a ship above the water line.
2.
a. All the guns on one side of a warship.
b. The simultaneous discharge of these guns.
3. A forceful verbal attack, as in a speech or editorial.
4.
a. A large sheet of paper usually printed on one side.
b. Something, such as an advertisement or public notice, that is printed on a broadside. Also called broadsheet.
5. A broad, unbroken surface.
adv.
With the side turned to a given point or object; sideways: The wave hit the canoe broadside and sank it.
tr.v. broad·sid·ed, broad·sid·ing, broad·sides
To strike or collide with full on the side: lost control of the truck and broadsided the car.

broadside

(ˈbrɔːdˌsaɪd)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical the entire side of a vessel, from stem to stern and from waterline to rail
2. (Military) navy
a. all the armament fired from one side of a warship
b. the simultaneous discharge of such armament
3. (Rhetoric) a strong or abusive verbal or written attack
4. (Music, other) Also called: broadside ballad a ballad or popular song printed on one side of a sheet of paper and sold by hawkers, esp in 16th-century England
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any standard size of paper before cutting or folding: demy broadside.
6. (Journalism & Publishing) another name for broadsheet1
7. a large flat surface: the broadside of the barn.
adv
with a broader side facing an object; sideways: the train hit the lorry broadside.

broad•side

(ˈbrɔdˌsaɪd)

n., adv., v. -sid•ed, -sid•ing. n.
1. the whole side of a ship above the water line.
2.
a. all the guns that can be fired from one side of a warship.
b. a simultaneous discharge of all such guns.
3. any strong or comprehensive attack, as by criticism.
4. Also called broad•sheet (ˈbrɔdˌʃit)
a. a sheet of paper printed, orig. on one side only, as for distribution or posting.
b. any printed advertising circular.
5. a broad surface or side, as of a house.
6. Also called broad′side bal′lad. a song, esp. in 16th- and 17th-century England, written on a topical subject and printed on broadsides.
adv.
7. with the side facing toward a given point or object.
8. at random: to attack the policies broadside.
v.i.
9. to proceed or go broadside.
10. to fire a broadside.
v.t.
11. to run into the side of.
12. to make verbal attacks on.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broadside - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distributionbroadside - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing - a public promotion of some product or service
stuffer - an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail
2.broadside - a speech of violent denunciationbroadside - a speech of violent denunciation  
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
declamation - vehement oratory
3.broadside - all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
4.broadside - the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern; "the ship was broadside to the dock"
side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
5.broadside - the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
Verb1.broadside - collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
Adj.1.broadside - toward a full side; "a broadside attack"
side - located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch"
Adv.1.broadside - with a side facing an object; "the train hit the truck broadside"; "the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"

broadside

noun attack, criticism, censure, swipe, denunciation, diatribe, sideswipe, philippic She defiantly replied with a broadside.
Translations
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broadside

[ˈbrɔːdsaɪd]
A. N (Naut) (= side) → costado m; (= shots) (also fig) → andanada f
to fire a broadside (lit, fig) → soltar or disparar una andanada
broadside on (as adv) → de costado
B. ADV to be moored broadside to sthestar amarrado de costado a algo

broadside

[ˈbrɔːdsaɪd] n
(= attack) → attaque f violente or virulente
to launch a broadside against sb/sth → lancer une attaque violente contre qn/qch
broadside on advpar le travers
to be broadside to sth → être flanc à flanc avec qchbroad-spectrum [ˌbrɔːdˈspɛktrəm] adj [antibiotic, vaccine, herbicide, pesticide] → à large spectre

broadside

[ˈbrɔːdsaɪd] n (Naut) → bordata (fig) → attacco
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As he approached the stream, his heart began to thump he summoned up, however, all his resolution, gave his horse half a score of kicks in the ribs, and attempted to dash briskly across the bridge; but instead of starting forward, the perverse old animal made a lateral movement, and ran broadside against the fence.
Then, what should happen but a cow steps out and puts her head down to munch grass, with her broadside to the battalion, and they a-coming like the wind; they split apart to flank her, but SHE?
Jack Maldon; after which he hastily took leave of the ladies who were there, and hurried to the door, where he was received, as he got into the chaise, with a tremendous broadside of cheers discharged by our boys, who had assembled on the lawn for the purpose.
The same broadside I lost my leg, old Pew lost his deadlights.
In a moment, as rapid as the flash of the lightning, Suzanne received the broadside of this emotion in her heart.
Instantly the scene changed as by magic; the foremost vessel swung broadside toward us, and bringing her guns into play returned our fire, at the same time moving parallel to our front for a short distance and then turning back with the evident intention of completing a great circle which would bring her up to position once more opposite our firing line; the other vessels followed in her wake, each one opening upon us as she swung into position.
Glancing northwestward, my brother saw the large crescent of shipping already writhing with the approaching terror; one ship passing behind another, another coming round from broadside to end on, steamships whistling and giving off volumes of steam, sails being let out, launches rushing hither and thither.
It was time, for just as I jumped the deck burst with a noise like the broadside of a man-of-war.
These caught the mast, while the boat swung round, broadside to the stream, and began to fill with water.
The great Admiral and good seaman could read aright the signs of sea and sky, as his order to prepare to anchor at the end of the day sufficiently proves; but, all the same, the mere idea of these baffling easterly airs, coming on at any time within half an hour or so, after the firing of the first shot, is enough to take one's breath away, with the image of the rearmost ships of both divisions falling off, unmanageable, broadside on to the westerly swell, and of two British Admirals in desperate jeopardy.
Stand by, my lads,” said Benjamin, who acted as an aid de-camp on this occasion, “stand by, my hearties, and when Squire Dickens heaves out the signal to begin firing, d’ye see, you may open upon them in a broadside.
The duke's attendants, since the previous evening, had traveled in advance, and now chartered a boat, for the purpose of joining the yacht, which had been tacking about in sight, or bore broadside on, whenever it felt its white wings wearied, within cannon-shot of the jetty.