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Broad vs. Skinny

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Broadadjective

Wide in extent or scope.

‘three feet broad’; ‘the broad expanse of ocean’;

Skinnyadjective

(informal) thin, generally in a negative sense (as opposed to slim, which is thin in a positive sense).

‘Her recent weight loss has made her look rather skinny than slender’;

Broadadjective

Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.

Skinnyadjective

Low-fat.

Broadadjective

Having a large measure of any thing or quality; unlimited; unrestrained.

Skinnyadjective

Naked; nude (chiefly used in the phrase skinny dipping).

Broadadjective

Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.

Skinnyadjective

(of clothing) tight-fitting

‘skinny jeans’;

Broadadjective

Plain; evident.

‘a broad hint’;

Skinnynoun

(colloquial) The details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.

‘She called to get the skinny on the latest goings-on in the club.’;

Broadadjective

(writing) Unsubtle; obvious.

Skinnynoun

A state of nakedness; nudity.

Broadadjective

Free; unrestrained; unconfined.

Skinnynoun

(informal) A low-fat serving of coffee.

Broadadjective

(dated) Gross; coarse; indelicate.

‘a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humour’;

Skinnynoun

A skinny being.

Broadadjective

(of an accent) Strongly regional.

Skinnyverb

(transitive) To reduce or cut down.

Broadadjective

(Gaelic languages) Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.

Skinnyadjective

Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting flesh.

‘He holds him with a skinny hand.’;

Broadnoun

(dated) A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.

Skinnynoun

confidential information about a topic or person;

‘he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner’;

Broadnoun

A woman or girl.

‘Who was that broad I saw you with?’;

Skinnyadjective

having unattractive thinness;

‘a child with skinny freckled legs’; ‘a long scrawny neck’;

Broadnoun

(UK) A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.

Broadnoun

A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

Broadnoun

A British gold coin worth 20 shillings, issued by the Commonwealth of England in 1656.

Broadadjective

Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; - opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.

Broadadjective

Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.

Broadadjective

Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.

Broadadjective

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.

‘A broad mixture of falsehood.’;

Broadadjective

Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.

‘The words in the Constitution are broad enough to include the case.’; ‘In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way.’;

Broadadjective

Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.

Broadadjective

Free; unrestrained; unconfined.

‘As broad and general as the casing air.’;

Broadadjective

Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.

Broadadjective

Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.

Broadadjective

Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.

‘It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others, or bring others down to them.’;

Broadnoun

The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.

Broadnoun

The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.

Broadnoun

A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.

Broadnoun

A woman, especially one who is sexually promiscuous; - usually considered offensive.

Broadnoun

slang term for a woman;

‘a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch’;

Broadadjective

having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other;

‘wide roads’; ‘a wide necktie’; ‘wide margins’; ‘three feet wide’; ‘a river two miles broad’; ‘broad shoulders’; ‘a broad river’;

Broadadjective

broad in scope or content;

‘across-the-board pay increases’; ‘an all-embracing definition’; ‘blanket sanctions against human-rights violators’; ‘an invention with broad applications’; ‘a panoptic study of Soviet nationality’; ‘granted him wide powers’;

Broadadjective

not detailed or specific;

‘a broad rule’; ‘the broad outlines of the plan’; ‘felt an unspecific dread’;

Broadadjective

lacking subtlety; obvious;

‘gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave’;

Broadadjective

being at a peak or culminating point;

‘broad day’; ‘full summer’; ‘high noon’;

Broadadjective

very large in expanse or scope;

‘a broad lawn’; ‘the wide plains’; ‘a spacious view’; ‘spacious skies’;

Broadadjective

(of speech) heavily and noticeably regional;

‘a broad southern accent’;

Broadadjective

showing or characterized by broad-mindedness;

‘a broad political stance’; ‘generous and broad sympathies’; ‘a liberal newspaper’; ‘tolerant of his opponent's opinions’;

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