HyperDic: broken

English > 13 senses of the word broken:
ADJECTIVEallbrokenphysically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
allbrokennot continuous in space, time, or sequence / sequence or varying abruptly
allbroken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, lowsubdued or brought low in condition or status
allbroken, unkept(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
allbroken, broken intamed or trained to obey
allbroken, ruggedtopographically very uneven
allbrokenimperfectly spoken or written
allbroken, confused, disordered, upsetthrown into a state of disarray or confusion
allbrokenweakened and infirm
allbroken, wiped out, impoverisheddestroyed financially
allbroken, bustedout of working order ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken')
allbrokendiscontinuous
allbrokenlacking a part or parts
broken > pronunciation
Soundsbrow'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 1
Meaningphysically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split.
Examples
  • "a broken mirror"
  • "a broken tooth"
  • "a broken leg"
  • "his neck is broken"
Attribute ofintegrity, unity, wholenessAn undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
See alsodamagedharmed or injured or spoiled
imperfectnot perfect
injuredHarmed
unsoundnot sound financially
Oppositeunbrokennot broken
Spanishdañado, estropeado, roto
Catalanespatllat, trencat
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot continuous in space, time, or sequence / sequence or varying abruptly.
Examples
  • "broken lines of defense"
  • "a broken cable transmission"
  • "broken sleep"
  • "tear off the stub above the broken line"
  • "a broken note"
  • "broken sobs"
Narrowerbroken-fieldVarying in direction suddenly and frequently
dashed, dottedHaving gaps or spaces
fitful, interrupted, off-and-onintermittently stopping and starting
haltingfragmentary or halting from emotional strain
See alsodiscontinuous, noncontinuousnot continuing without interruption / interruption in time or space
Oppositeunbrokenmarked by continuous or uninterrupted extension in space or time or sequence / sequence
Spanishinterrumpido
Catalaninterromput
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 3
Meaningsubdued or brought low in condition or status.
Examples
  • "a broken man"
  • "his broken spirit"
Synonymscrushed, humbled, humiliated, low
Broaderhumblemarked by meekness or modesty
Spanishbajo, humillado
Catalanbaix, humiliat
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded.
Examples
  • "broken (or unkept) promises"
  • "broken contracts"
Synonymunkept
CategorycontractA binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
Oppositeunbroken, kept(especially of promises or contracts) not violated / violated or disregarded
Spanishincumplido, quebrado, violado
Catalanincomplert, violat
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 5
Meaningtamed or trained to obey.
Examples
  • "a horse broken to the saddle"
  • "this old nag is well broken in"
Synonymbroken in
Broadertame, tamedBrought from wildness into a domesticated state
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 6
Meaningtopographically very uneven.
Example"broken terrain"
Synonymrugged
Broaderrough, unsmoothHaving or caused by an irregular surface
Spanishescabroso, escarpado
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 7
Meaningimperfectly spoken or written.
Example"broken English"
Broaderimperfectnot perfect
Spanishchapurreado
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 8
MeaningThrown into a state of disarray or confusion.
Example"troops fleeing in broken ranks"
Synonymsconfused, disordered, upset
Broaderdisorganized, disorganisedlacking order or methodical arrangement or function
Spanishconfuso
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 9
Meaningweakened and infirm.
Example"broken health resulting from alcoholism"
Broaderimpaireddiminished in strength, quality, or utility
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 10
MeaningDestroyed financially.
Example"the broken fortunes of the family"
Synonymswiped out, impoverished
Broaderdestroyedspoiled or ruined or demolished
Spanisharruinado, empobrecido
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 11
MeaningOut of working order ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken').
Examples
  • "a broken washing machine"
  • "the coke machine is broken"
Synonymbusted
Broaderdamagedharmed or injured or spoiled
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishestropeado
Catalanespatllat
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 12
Meaningdiscontinuous.
Examples
  • "broken clouds"
  • "broken sunshine"
CategorymeteorologyThe earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
BroaderdistributedSpread out or scattered about or divided up
English > broken: 13 senses > adjective 13
Meaninglacking a part or parts.
Example"a broken set of encyclopedia"
Broaderincomplete, uncompletenot complete or total
Spanishincompleto, roto

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