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Definition: Broad acres
, 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.]
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.
Note: The acre was limited to its present definite quantity
by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII.
, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical]
, God's field; the churchyard.
I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
The burial ground, God's acre. --Longfellow.
(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
; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch
2. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad
expanse of ocean.
3. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
“Broad and open day.”
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.
A broad mixture of falsehood. --Locke.
5. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
The words in the Constitution are broad enough to
include the case. --D. Daggett.
In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way. --E.
6. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
7. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
As broad and general as the casing air. --Shak.
8. (Fine Arts) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth
9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad
joke; broad humor.
10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
Note: Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide,
large, etc.; as, broad-chested, broad-shouldered,
. See under Acre
, originally a pheon. See Pheon
, and Broad 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.
It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others,
or bring others down to them. --L'Estrange.
. See under Pennant
Syn: Wide; large; ample; expanded; spacious; roomy;
extensive; vast; comprehensive; liberal.