The difference between Broad and General

When used as nouns, broad means a prostitute, a woman of loose morals, whereas general means a general fact or proposition.

When used as adjectives, broad means wide in extent or scope, whereas general means including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.

General is also verb with the meaning: to lead (soldiers) as a general.

check bellow for the other definitions of Broad and General

  1. Broad as an adjective:

    Wide in extent or scope.


    "three feet broad"

    "the broad expanse of ocean"

  2. Broad as an adjective:

    Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.

  3. Broad as an adjective:

    Having a large measure of any thing or quality; unlimited; unrestrained.

  4. Broad as an adjective:

    Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.

  5. Broad as an adjective:

    Plain; evident.


    "a broad hint"

  6. Broad as an adjective (writing):

    Unsubtle; obvious.

  7. Broad as an adjective:

    Free; unrestrained; unconfined.

  8. Broad as an adjective (dated):

    Gross; coarse; indelicate.


    "a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humour"

  9. Broad as an adjective (of an accent):

    Strongly regional.

  10. Broad as an adjective (Gaelic languages):

    Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.

  1. Broad as a noun (dated):

    A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.

  2. Broad as a noun (US, colloquial, slang, sometimes, dated, pejorative):

    A woman or girl.


    "Who was that broad I saw you with?"

  3. Broad as a noun (UK):

    A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.

  4. Broad as a noun:

    A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.


    "rfquotek Knight"

  5. Broad as a noun (UK, historical):

    A British gold coin worth 20 shillings, issued by the Commonwealth of England in 1656.

  1. General as an adjective:

    Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to or .

  2. General as an adjective (sometimes, _, postpositive):

    Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent.

  3. General as an adjective:

    Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual.

  4. General as an adjective:

    Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category.

  5. General as an adjective:

    Giving or consisting of only the most important aspects of something, ignoring minor details; indefinite.

  6. General as an adjective:

    Not limited to a specific class; miscellaneous, concerned with all branches of a given subject or area.

  1. General as a noun (now, rare):

    A general fact or proposition; a generality.


    "We have dealt with the generals; now let us turn to the particulars."

  2. General as a noun (military ranks):

    The holder of a senior military title, originally designating the commander of an army and now a specific rank falling under field marshal (in the British army) and below general of the army or general of the air force in the US army and air forces.

  3. General as a noun:

    A great strategist or tactician.


    "Hannibal was one of the greatest [[generals]] of the ancient world."

  4. General as a noun (Christianity):

    The head of certain religious orders, especially Dominicans or Jesuits.

  5. General as a noun (nautical):

    A commander of naval forces; an admiral.

  6. General as a noun (colloquial, now, historical):

    A general servant; a maid with no specific duties.

  7. General as a noun:

    A general anesthetic; general anesthesia.

  8. General as a noun (insurance):

    The general insurance industry.


    "I work in general."

  1. General as a verb:

    to lead (soldiers) as a general