- broad|ly [ˈbro:dli US ˈbro:d-] adv1.) in a general way, relating to the main facts rather than details▪ She knows broadly what to expect.broadly similar/comparable/equivalent etc▪ We reached broadly similar conclusions.▪ Broadly speaking , there are four types of champagne.▪ Independent films are, broadly defined , movies that appeal to sophisticated audiences.2.) smile/grin broadlyto have a big smile on your face which clearly shows that you are happy or amused3.) including a range of different things or subjects▪ a broadly based school curriculum▪ We invest broadly to lessen the risk.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.