Are BROAD and WIDE synonyms?
16/7/19 Are BROAD and WIDE synonyms? Wide is used for the physical distance from one side of something to the other. -We live in a very wide street. -The car’s too wide for the garage. Broad is used in this physical sense in a few common expressions like broad shoulders, and in descriptions of landscape in a formal style. -Across the broad valley, the mountains rose blue and mysterious. But broad is mostly used in abstract expressions. Some examples: -broad agreement (= agreement on most important points) -broad-minded (= tolerant) -broad daylight (= full, bright daylight)