Definition of Broadside

1. Noun. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution. "He mailed the circular to all subscribers"




2. Verb. Collide with the broad side of. "Her car broad-sided mine"
Generic synonyms: Collide With, Hit, Impinge On, Run Into, Strike

3. Adjective. Toward a full side. "A broadside attack"
Similar to: Side

4. Adverb. With a side facing an object. "The wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"

5. Noun. A speech of violent denunciation.
Exact synonyms: Philippic, Tirade
Generic synonyms: Denouncement, Denunciation, Declamation

6. Noun. All of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship.
Generic synonyms: Armament
Category relationships: Naval Forces, Navy

7. Noun. The whole side of a vessel from stem to stern. "The ship was broadside to the dock"
Generic synonyms: Side

8. Noun. The simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship.
Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing
Category relationships: Naval Forces, Navy

Definition of Broadside

1. n. The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter.

Definition of Broadside

1. Noun. (nautical) One side of a ship above the water line; all the guns on one side of a warship; their simultaneous firing. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A forceful attack, be it written or spoken. ¹

3. Noun. A large sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded. ¹

4. Noun. The printed lyrics of a folk song or ballad; a broadsheet. ¹

5. Adverb. Sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To collide with something sideways on ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Broadside

1. [v -SIDED, -SIDING, -SIDES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Broadside

broadmouths
broadness
broadnesses
broadnosed
broadpiece
broadpieces
broads
broadscale
broadseal
broadsealed
broadsealing
broadseam
broadseams
broadsheet
broadsheets
broadside (current term)
broadsided
broadsides
broadsiding
broadspectrum
broadspread
broadspreading
broadsword
broadswords
broadtail
broadtails
broadus
broadways
broadwing
broadwings

Literary usage of Broadside

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... I headed up the pass on the starboard side of the ram, and when nearly abreast of her starboard beam the Sassacus delivered her broadside. ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1903)
"broadside. 4^ x 6 in. NYHS June 2. [947] In Provincial Congress, ... broadside. 4^ x $Я in. NYHS August 4. [950] State of the Four Regiments raised in the ..."

3. A Bibliography of Shaker Literature: With an Introductory Study of the by John Patterson MacLean (1905)
"broadside. 8°. E. Gi. 244. . God is God; physical and spiritual light, ... broadside. 12°. Gi. 255. . Obituary. Death of a prominent Shaker (Giles B. Avery) ..."

4. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1901)
"Majority plan: twenty 7-inch guns—broadside fire, 230620 foot tons ME per minute from each broadside; broadside fire, 4125 pounds of metal per minute from ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... I headed up the pass on the starboard side of the ram, and when nearly abreast of her starboard beam the Sassacus delivered her broadside. ..."

6. Catalogue of the Historical Library of Andrew Dickson White, First President by Andrew Dickson White, George Lincoln Burr (1894)
"37X44- broadside. logées dans le ? arrondissement de cette ville ; conformément aux ... broadside. Decrees fer the preservation of public peace. ..."

7. Early American Poetry: A Compilation of the Titles of Volumes of Verse and by Oscar Wegelin (1907)
"Folio broadside of two columns. The longer poem was probably written by John ... broadside poem on one side; on other, "Last Words and Dying Speech of ..."

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