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)