from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past participle of break.
- adj. Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured: a broken arm; broken glass.
- adj. Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents: children from broken homes; a broken marriage.
- adj. Having been violated: a broken promise.
- adj. Incomplete: a broken set of books.
- adj. Being in a state of disarray; disordered: troops fleeing in broken ranks.
- adj. Intermittently stopping and starting; discontinuous: a broken cable transmission.
- adj. Varying abruptly, as in pitch: broken sobs.
- adj. Spoken with gaps and errors: broken English.
- adj. Topographically rough; uneven: broken terrain.
- adj. Subdued totally; humbled: a broken spirit.
- adj. Weakened and infirm: broken health.
- adj. Crushed by grief: died of a broken heart.
- adj. Financially ruined; bankrupt.
- adj. Not functioning; out of order: a broken washing machine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Past participle of break
- adj. Fragmented, in separate pieces.
- adj. Having the bone in pieces, fractured.
- adj. Dashed, made up of short lines with small gaps between each one and the next.
- adj. Split or ruptured.
- adj. Not working properly.
- adj. Completely defeated and dispirited.
- adj. Grammatically non-standard, especially as a result of being a non-native speaker.
- adj. Having no money, bankrupt, broke.
- adj. Disconnected, no longer open or carrying traffic.
- adj. Badly designed or implemented.
- adj. Five-eighths to seven-eighths obscured by clouds.
- adj. overpowered
- adj. Not having gone in the way intended; saddening.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments.
- adj. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven.
- adj. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart.
- adj. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
- adj. Subdued; humbled; contrite.
- adj. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
- adj. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted.
- adj. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated.
- adj. Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred.
- adj. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; ; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not integral or entire; fractional: opposed to round, as applied to numbers.
- Rough; intersected with hills and valleys or ravines: applied to the surface of a country or district.
- Imperfect; ungrammatical; wanting in fluency or correctness of pronunciation: as, broken French.
- In heraldry, depicted as having been forcibly torn off, leaving the end shivered or splintered.
- In entomology, abruptly bent at an angle; geniculate: said specifically of antennæ in which the terminal portion forms an angle with the long basal joint.—
- an unprofitable voyage, or a losing voyage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
- adj. tamed or trained to obey
- adj. weakened and infirm
- adj. out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
- adj. destroyed financially
- adj. discontinuous
- adj. topographically very uneven
- adj. not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
- adj. imperfectly spoken or written
- adj. (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
- adj. lacking a part or parts
- adj. subdued or brought low in condition or status
- adj. physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
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