- broad|ly [ˈbro:dli US ˈbro:d-] adv1.) in a general way, relating to the main facts rather than details▪ She knows broadly what to expect.broadly similar/comparable/equivalent etc▪ We reached broadly similar conclusions.▪ Broadly speaking , there are four types of champagne.▪ Independent films are, broadly defined , movies that appeal to sophisticated audiences.2.) smile/grin broadlyto have a big smile on your face which clearly shows that you are happy or amused3.) including a range of different things or subjects▪ a broadly based school curriculum▪ We invest broadly to lessen the risk.
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Broadly — Broad ly, adv. In a broad manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
broadly — broad|ly [ brɔdli ] adverb ** 1. ) something that is broadly accepted is accepted by most people in a general way, even if they do not agree about all the details: The proposal was broadly welcomed by teachers. a ) something that is broadly true … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
broadly */*/ — UK [ˈbrɔːdlɪ] / US [ˈbrɔdlɪ] adverb 1) a) something that is broadly accepted is accepted by most people in a general way, even if they do not agree about all the details The proposal was broadly welcomed by teachers. b) something that is broadly… … English dictionary
broadly — adverb 1 in a general way, covering the main facts rather than details: She knows broadly what to expect. | broadly speaking: There are, broadly speaking, four types of champagne. | broadly similar: We reached broadly similar conclusions. 2… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
broadly — [[t]brɔ͟ːdli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with cl You can use broadly to indicate that something is generally true. → See also broad The President broadly got what he wanted out of his meeting... The idea that software is capable of any task is broadly… … English dictionary
broadly — adv. Broadly is used with these adjectives: ↑accurate, ↑analogous, ↑applicable, ↑chronological, ↑comparable, ↑consistent, ↑contemporary, ↑correct, ↑educated, ↑equivalent, ↑favourable … Collocations dictionary
broadly — Synonyms and related words: abroad, absurdly, all in all, all joking aside, all things considered, altogether, amusingly, as a rule, as a whole, as an approximation, at large, bizarrely, bluffly, bluntly, broadly speaking, brusquely, by and large … Moby Thesaurus
broadly — [ˈbrɔːdli] adv 1) in a general way, although not in every detail The proposal was broadly welcomed by teachers.[/ex] 2) in a way that includes a large number of people or things a broadly based committee[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
broadly — adv. in a broad manner; widely (grinned broadly). Phrases and idioms: broadly speaking disregarding minor exceptions … Useful english dictionary
broadly — broad ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a distance larger than usual from side to side; wide. 2) of a specified distance wide. 3) large in area or scope. 4) without detail; general. 5) (of a hint) clear and unambiguous. 6) (of a regional accent) very… … English terms dictionary