Abroad - (adv.) At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree
spreads its branches abroad.
Abroad - (adv.) Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from
one's abode; as, to walk abroad.
Abroad - (adv.) Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as,
we have broils at home and enemies abroad.
Abroad - (adv.) Before the public at large; throughout society or the
world; here and there; widely.
Broad - (superl.) Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; --
opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
Broad - (superl.) Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad
expanse of ocean.
Broad - (superl.) Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
Broad - (superl.) Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality;
not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining
the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending
largely on the substantive.
Broad - (superl.) Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
Broad - (superl.) Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
Broad - (superl.) Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
Broad - (superl.) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
Broad - (superl.) Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a
broad joke; broad humor.
Broad - (superl.) Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
Broad - (n.) The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
Broad - (n.) The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
Broad - (n.) A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of
Broadax Broadaxe - (n.) An ancient military weapon; a battle-ax.
Broadax Broadaxe - (n.) An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.
Broadbill - (n.) A wild duck (Aythya, / Fuligula, marila), which appears
in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn;
-- called also bluebill, blackhead, raft duck, and scaup duck. See
Broadbill - (n.) The shoveler. See Shoveler.
Broadbrim - (n.) A hat with a very broad brim, like those worn by men of
the society of Friends.
Broadbrim - (n.) A member of the society of Friends; a Quaker.
Broad-brimmed - (a.) Having a broad brim.
Broadcast - (n.) A casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from
the hand in sowing.
Broadcast - (a.) Cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the
hand in sowing; widely diffused.
Broadcast - (a.) Scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); --
opposed to planting in hills, or rows.
Broadcast - (adv.) So as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so
as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the
Broad Church - () A portion of the Church of England, consisting of
persons who claim to hold a position, in respect to doctrine and
fellowship, intermediate between the High Church party and the Low
Church, or evangelical, party. The term has been applied to other
bodies of men holding liberal or comprehensive views of Christian
doctrine and fellowship.
Broadcloth - (n.) A fine smooth-faced woolen cloth for men's garments,
usually of double width (i.e., a yard and a half); -- so called in
distinction from woolens three quarters of a yard wide.
Broadened - (imp. & p. p.) of Broaden
Broadening - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Broaden
Broaden - (a.) To grow broad; to become broader or wider.
Broaden - (v. t.) To make broad or broader; to render more broad or
Broad gauge - () A wider distance between the rails than the "standard"
gauge of four feet eight inches and a half. See Gauge.
Broad-horned - (a.) Having horns spreading widely.
Broadish - (a.) Rather broad; moderately broad.
Broadleaf - (n.) A tree (Terminalia latifolia) of Jamaica, the wood of
which is used for boards, scantling, shingles, etc; -- sometimes called
the almond tree, from the shape of its fruit.
Broad-leaved - (a.) Alt. of Broad-leafed
Broad-leafed - (a.) Having broad, or relatively broad, leaves.
Broadly - (adv.) In a broad manner.
Broadmouth - (n.) One of the Eurylaimidae, a family of East Indian
Broadness - (n.) The condition or quality of being broad; breadth;
Broadpiece - (n.) An old English gold coin, broader than a guinea, as a
Carolus or Jacobus.
Broad seal - () The great seal of England; the public seal of a country
Broadseal - (v. t.) To stamp with the broad seal; to make sure; to
guarantee or warrant.
Broadside - (n.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to
Broadside - (n.) A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a
ship, at the same time.
Broadside - (n.) A volley of abuse or denunciation.
Broadside - (n.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or printed
on one side only; -- called also broadsheet.
Broadspread - (a.) Widespread.
Broadspreading - (a.) Spreading widely.
Broadsword - (n.) A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge; a
Broadwise - (adv.) Breadthwise.
Byroad - (n.) A private or obscure road.
Crossroad - (n.) A road that crosses another; an obscure road
intersecting or avoiding the main road.
Highroad - (n.) A highway; a much traveled or main road.
Inroad - (n.) The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of
hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid;
Inroaded - (imp. & p. p.) of Inroad
Inroading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Inroad
Inroad - (v. t.) To make an inroad into; to invade.
Jinny road - () An inclined road in a coal mine, on which loaded cars
descend by gravity, drawing up empty ones.
Maoadam road - () A macadamized road.
Outroad - (n.) Alt. of Outrode
Railroad - (n.) Alt. of Railway
Railroading - (n.) The construction of a railroad; the business of
managing or operating a railroad.
Roadbed - (n.) In railroads, the bed or foundation on which the
superstructure (ties, rails, etc.) rests; in common roads, the whole
material laid in place and ready for travel.
Roadless - (a.) Destitute of roads.
Roadmaker - (n.) One who makes roads.
Roadside - (n.) Land adjoining a road or highway; the part of a road or
highway that borders the traveled part. Also used ajectively.
Roadstead - (n.) An anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4.
Roadster - (n.) A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to
another by means of the tides.
Roadster - (n.) A horse that is accustomed to traveling on the high road,
or is suitable for use on ordinary roads.
Roadster - (n.) A bicycle or tricycle adapted for common roads rather
than for the racing track.
Roadster - (n.) One who drives much; a coach driver.
Roadster - (n.) A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the
hounds across country.
Roadway - (n.) A road; especially, the part traveled by carriages.
Track-road - (n.) A towing path.
Tramroad - (n.) A road prepared for easy transit of trams or wagons, by
forming the wheel tracks of smooth beams of wood, blocks of stone, or
plates of iron.
Troad - (n.) See Trode.