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Noun

broads
  1. Plural of broad

Extensive Definition

Broad may refer to:
In hydrology:
  • Broad Creek, creek in North Carolina
  • Broad River, disambiguation
  • Benacre Broad, isolated broad in Suffolk, England, within The Broads National Park
  • Malthouse Broad, lake at Ranworth in the Norfolk Broads within the British The Broads National Park
  • The Broads, network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk
In geography:
Broad is the name of:
  • Chris Broad, former English cricketer and match referee
  • Stuart Broad, English cricketer, son of Chris Broad
  • C. D. Broad, English philosopher known for his thorough and objective analysis in works such as Scientific Thought (1930) and Examination of McTaggart's Philosophy (1933)
Broad may also refer to:
  • 10BROAD36, obsolete standard for carrying 10 Mbit/s Ethernet signals over standard 75 ohm CATV cable over a 3600 meter range
  • Broadband
  • Broad, an area light, generally a simple incandescent or fluorescent light source (collectively referred to as "the broads" in movie and video production, theaters, TV and photographic studios), as contrasted to more controlled and directional lighting instruments
  • A complimentary term for Woman, often used as an expression of endearment. An example of a positive use of the word may be found in the song "Honey Bun" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific
broads in German: Broad
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