The Eighty-ninth Congress was potentially more fertile ground for the broad range of controversial programs on his dream agenda.
He uses a spatula to flatten the onions and the meat together, creating a broad circular patty with an uneven edge.
In my experience, these fathers fall into two broad categories.
Through this entryway, we came into a broad long room, really a series of light-filled archways.
But their lack of a compelling governing vision left them unable to assemble this broad coalition.
A broad path of silver glinted on the inky waters of the river.
Found his camp and a white gum marked with a broad arrow, but no water.
The blade was broad, with the edge of a razor and the point of a needle.
In the broad pathways of the ocean such a chance is doubtful.
Even the broad face of the sheriff was crinkled suspiciously.
Old English brad "broad, flat, open, extended," from Proto-Germanic *braithaz (cf. Old Frisian bred, Old Norse breiðr, Dutch breed, German breit, Gothic brouþs), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic languages. No clear distinction in sense from wide. Related: Broadly. Broad-brim as a style of hat (1680s, broad-brimmed) in 18c.-19c. suggested "Quaker male" from their characteristic attire.
"woman," slang, 1911, perhaps suggestive of broad (adj.) hips, but it also might trace to American English abroadwife, word for a woman (often a slave) away from her husband. Earliest use of the slang word suggests immorality or coarse, low-class women. Because of this negative association, and the rise of women's athletics, the track and field broad jump was changed to the long jump c.1967.
[1910+; probably from the notion ''broad in the beam'']