broadness


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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:
Noun1.broadness - the property of being wide; having great width
width, breadth - the extent of something from side to side
thickness, heaviness - used of a line or mark

broadness

noun
The extent of something from side to side:
Translations

broadness

[ˈbrɔːdnɪs] N
1. (in dimension) → anchura f, extensión f
2. [of accent] → lo cerrado

broadness

[ˈbrɔːdnɪs] n (see adj) → larghezza, apertura, chiarezza
the broadness of his accent → il suo accento marcato
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