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English → English (gcide) Definition: Broad acres Acre \A"cre\, n. [OE. aker, AS. [ae]cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG. achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. [*a]ker, Dan. ager, Goth. akrs, L. ager, Gr. ?, Skr. ajra. [root]2, 206.] 1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English. [1913 Webster] Note: The acre was limited to its present definite quantity by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII. [1913 Webster] Broad acres, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical] God's acre, God's field; the churchyard. [1913 Webster] I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls The burial ground, God's acre. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Broad \Broad\ (br[add]d), a. [Compar. Broader (br[add]d"[~e]r); superl. Broadest.] [OE. brod, brad, AS. br[=a]d; akin to OS. br[=e]d, D. breed, G. breit, Icel. brei[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. bred, Goth. braids. Cf. Breadth.] 1. Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad. [1913 Webster] 2. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean. [1913 Webster] 3. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full. “Broad and open day.” --Bp. Porteus. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive. [1913 Webster] A broad mixture of falsehood. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Note: Hence: [1913 Webster] 5. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged. [1913 Webster] The words in the Constitution are broad enough to include the case. --D. Daggett. [1913 Webster] In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster] 6. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint. [1913 Webster] 7. Free; unrestrained; unconfined. [1913 Webster] As broad and general as the casing air. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. (Fine Arts) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth. [1913 Webster] 9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor. [1913 Webster] 10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent. [1913 Webster] Note: Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide, large, etc.; as, broad-chested, broad-shouldered, broad-spreading, broad-winged. [1913 Webster] Broad acres. See under Acre. Broad arrow, originally a pheon. See Pheon, and Broad arrow under Arrow. As broad as long, having the length equal to the breadth; hence, the same one way as another; coming to the same result by different ways or processes. [1913 Webster] It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others, or bring others down to them. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] Broad pennant. See under Pennant. [1913 Webster] Syn: Wide; large; ample; expanded; spacious; roomy; extensive; vast; comprehensive; liberal. [1913 Webster]

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