Definitions for (adjective) broken

Main entry: broken

Definition: physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split

Usage: a broken mirror; a broken tooth; a broken leg; his neck is broken


Main entry: unkept, broken

Definition: (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded

Usage: broken (or unkept) promises; broken contracts


Main entry: broken

Definition: not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly

Usage: broken lines of defense; a broken cable transmission; broken sleep; tear off the stub above the broken line; a broken note; broken sobs


Main entry: broken

Definition: lacking a part or parts

Usage: a broken set of encyclopedia


Main entry: broken

Definition: discontinuous

Usage: broken clouds; broken sunshine


Main entry: broken, busted

Definition: out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')

Usage: a broken washing machine; the coke machine is broken; the coke machine is busted


Main entry: impoverished, broken, wiped out

Definition: destroyed financially

Usage: the broken fortunes of the family


Main entry: broken

Definition: weakened and infirm

Usage: broken health resulting from alcoholism


Main entry: disordered, confused, upset, broken

Definition: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

Usage: troops fleeing in broken ranks; a confused mass of papers on the desk; the small disordered room; with everything so upset


Main entry: broken

Definition: imperfectly spoken or written

Usage: broken English


Main entry: humbled, humiliated, crushed, broken, low

Definition: subdued or brought low in condition or status

Usage: brought low; a broken man; his broken spirit


Main entry: broken, rugged

Definition: topographically very uneven

Usage: broken terrain; rugged ground


Main entry: broken, broken in

Definition: tamed or trained to obey

Usage: a horse broken to the saddle; this old nag is well broken in