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BROADSIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does broadside mean? 

BROADSIDE (noun)
  The noun BROADSIDE has 5 senses:

1. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
2. a speech of violent denunciation
3. all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
4. the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern
5. the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship

  Familiarity information: BROADSIDE used as a noun is common.


BROADSIDE (adjective)
  The adjective BROADSIDE has 1 sense:

1. toward a full side

  Familiarity information: BROADSIDE used as an adjective is very rare.


BROADSIDE (verb)
  The verb BROADSIDE has 1 sense:

1. collide with the broad side of

  Familiarity information: BROADSIDE used as a verb is very rare.


BROADSIDE (adverb)
  The adverb BROADSIDE has 1 sense:

1. with a side facing an object

  Familiarity information: BROADSIDE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROADSIDE (noun)


Sense 1broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

handbill; flyer; circular; broadside; broadsheet; throwaway; flier; bill

Context example:

he mailed the circular to all subscribers

Hypernyms ("broadside" is a kind of...):

ad; advert; advertisement; advertising; advertizement; advertizing (a public promotion of some product or service)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "broadside"):

stuffer (an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail)


Sense 2broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A speech of violent denunciation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

philippic; tirade; broadside

Hypernyms ("broadside" is a kind of...):

declamation (vehement oratory)

denouncement; denunciation (a public act of denouncing)


Sense 3broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

All of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("broadside" is a kind of...):

armament (weaponry used by military or naval force)

Domain category:

naval forces; navy (an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare)


Sense 4broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The whole side of a vessel from stem to stern

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the ship was broadside to the dock

Hypernyms ("broadside" is a kind of...):

side (an extended outer surface of an object)


Sense 5broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("broadside" is a kind of...):

fire; firing (the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy)

Domain category:

naval forces; navy (an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare)


BROADSIDE (adjective)


Sense 1broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Toward a full side

Context example:

a broadside attack

Similar:

side (located on a side)


BROADSIDE (verb)


Sense 1broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Collide with the broad side of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

her car broad-sided mine

Hypernyms (to "broadside" is one way to...):

collide with; hit; impinge on; run into; strike (hit against; come into sudden contact with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


BROADSIDE (adverb)


Sense 1broadside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With a side facing an object

Context examples:

the train hit the truck broadside / the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it


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