Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BROADER

Now, if my advice is of any use to you, take a broader view of history than you have done.

The sergeant seemed to have grown bigger and broader than ever.

The higher up he mounted, the broader and more beautiful became the view.

We swung into the broader road and followed the contrabands.

With a broader education, will come keener demand for intelligence.

And he thrilled as he realized that it was broader than he had supposed.

Perhaps you'll be happier in a corn field than in a broader one.

The broader the brim and the taller the crown, the more they are admired.

Small they were, and others—two others—one long and slim, the other shorter and broader.

In fact, he had now and then a suspicion that her views of life were broader than his.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.