involving participation or support by a broad spectrum of things or people:
The senator had a broad-based campaign.
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Punch, Or The London Charivari, VOL. 100. Feb. 28, 1891 Various
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fava bean. noun an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable the seed of this plant
any of several small, often brightly colored passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae, of the Old World tropics, having a broad, flattened bill2 . any of various birds with a broad bill, as the scaup duck, shoveler, and spoonbill. Historical Examples Tales of Fishes Zane Grey Tales of Fishes Zane Grey Harper’s Young People, March […]
a hat with a broad, flat brim, as that worn by Quakers. (initial capital letter) Slang. a Quaker. Historical Examples Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia Author of “Old Broadbrim” Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia Author of “Old Broadbrim” Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia Author of “Old Broadbrim” Old Broadbrim […]
characterized by sweeping comprehensiveness with little attention to details: a broad-brush approach to reform.