Translation of broad in Spanish:
- 1 (in dimension)(avenue)(grin/smile)he had broad shouldersde oreja a orejashe has broad hipsera ancho de hombros or de espaldasit's as broad as it's long (British English) [colloquial]es ancha de caderasda lo mismotanto monta (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- One was a tremendously tall man, with broad shoulders and huge muscles.
- At last we left the main highway and turned into a still narrower road, barely one lane wide, with broad dirt shoulders.
- The men all had identical bodies - huge shaved pecs, broad shoulders, tans and tan lines, white smiles, slightly bulging eyes and bland faces.
- The castle itself was measured as being 56 feet high, 56 feet broad, and 38 feet in width, and the thickness of the walls was said to be 8 feet.
- Lough Ennell or Belvidere Lake, southwest of Mullingar, is 5 miles long and 2 miles broad.
- The island Britain is 800 miles long, and 200 miles broad.
- 2 2.1 (extensive)(syllabus/support)a broad range of coursesthis has broad implicationsuna amplia gama de cursosin its broadest senseesto tiene consecuencias en muy diversos planos2.2 (general)en su sentido más amplio(guidelines/conclusions)in broad termsen líneas generalesExample sentences
- The mediums much prefer generalities, broad statements, and vague hints, all of which can be ‘interpreted’ generously.
- It's a broad, sweeping generalization about a communication medium and an art form that has just as many good and bad things going for it as anything else.
- This is, of course, in addition to his unfortunate tendency to make ridiculously broad generalizations and radically oversimplify complex social and moral issues.
- 3 (tolerant, liberal)(sympathies)broad viewsa broad mindcriterios (masculine plural) ampliosuna mente abiertauna actitud toleranteExample sentences
- It was obvious how diverse all of your interests were, and so I've tried to offer a broad scope of subjects without making one seem more important than the other.
- We know, and I am sure you know, Mr Chairman, how broad the scope and subject of the Resource Management Act is.
- Passionate about space, they proposed a university dedicated to a broad range of space-related subjects for graduate students from all parts of the world.
- Bush reached out for the broad support of Americans on Wednesday, even those who voted against him.
- Support was broad and bipartisan; contrary to what is often assumed today, a higher proportion of Republicans than of Democrats supported the bill.
- But Boyko disagreed, saying that anybody who thinks there is broad support for such a proposal is ‘delusional.’
- 4 4.1 (clear, obvious) a broad hint4.2 (strong, marked)una indirecta muy clara or [humorous] muy directa(accent)4.3 (slightly indecent)Example sentences
- The humour is broad and robust, but underneath the comedy is delicately balanced with pathos.
- Northern Broadsides are experts at celebrating the broad humour present in all Shakespeare's plays, with some outstanding performances and impeccable comic timing.
- Some of the humour may be too broad for more sophisticated audiences, but overall this is a charming way to spend a couple of hours.
- Deleeuw suggests that Shakespeare seems to be making rather broad hints about the contradictory nature of the play in these initial scenes.
- But Philip Ashdown, the school's chairman of governors dropped a broad hint that Mrs White would be reinstated as head of the school.
- I think the notion of a retrial is a broad hint to him to leave Egypt and go abroad, but so far he has been too stubborn and principled to take such hints.
- 5 (Linguistics)(vowel)Example sentences
- It is the kind used in pronouncing dictionaries, and is referred to informally as broad transcription.
- The goal of a broad transcription is to record the phonemes that a speaker uses rather than the actual spoken variants of those phonemes that are produced.
- A broad transcription would also need to note the difference, because the two words mean different things.
- A central strength in the production is that the local broad regional accent has been used to fine effect throughout, thus giving it an earthy and authentic ‘feel’.
- He has the pale, pasty set of the sedentary, a fleshy padding of indulgence and a deep, broad accent with an odd similarity to that of Charles Kennedy.
- You can see this sense of place in the parts she has played, a largely working-class roster of roles that allows her to keep her broad accent, an accent she says she never wants to lose.
- 1 (woman)(American English) [slang]Example sentences
- We listen to tough old broad Elaine Stritch belt out a song about tough old broads.
- I keep forgetting broads don't like it when you call them chicks.
- Honey - we may be crazy old broads, but we're not dead.
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