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 babble
 
999    
prattle, jabber, chatter, gibber, talk inarticulately
 babbling
 
999    
prattle babble
 babe
 
1001    
infant, baby, nursling, suckling, chit, brat, bantling, little one
 babel
 
1000    
confusion, disorder, tumult, din, discord, jargon, clamor, hubbub, pother, hurly-burly
 baby
 
1000    
infant babe
 babyhood
 
1000    
infancy, babehood
 baccalaureate
 
1000    
degree of bachelor of arts
 baccate
 
1000    
of a pulpy nature
 bacchanal
 
1000    
reveller, carouser, bacchanalian, roysterer, debauchee, bacchant
 bacchanalian
 
1000    
bacchanal
 bacchanals
 
1000    
revelry, revels, orgies, carousal, debauch, drunken frolic, potation, compotation, wassail, saturnalia, drunken feasts
 back-house
 
1000    
privy, necessary, jakes, water-closet
 backbite
 
1000    
defame, traduce, malign, slander, revile, calumniate, libel, asperse, vilify, blacken, abuse, scandalize, speak ill of
 backbiter
 
1000    
slanderer, defamer, traducer, calumniator, libeller, maligner, reviler, vilifier, detractor
 backbiting
 
1000    
detraction, defamation, aspersion, slander, calumny, contumely, abuse, obloquy
 backbone
 
1000    
spine, spinal column, vertebral column
 backhanded
 
1000    
inclining to the left hand, sloping backward
 backslide
 
1000    
apostatize, fall off, fall away, break faith
 backslider
 
1000    
apostate, deserter, renegade
 backsliding
 
1000    
apostasy
 bad
 
1000    
evil, ill, baneful, baleful, deleterious, pernicious, mischievous, noxious, hurtful, injurious, detrimental, unwholesome
 badge
 
1000    
token of office, shield of office, official star or emblem
 badger
 
1000    
bawson, brock
 baffle
 
1000    
frustrate, foil, balk, thwart, defeat, mar, upset, check, neutralize, checkmate, undermine, circumvent
 bag
 
1000    
sack, pouch, wallet, reticule
 bagatelle
 
1000    
trifle, small matter, thing of no consequence or importance
 baggage
 
1000    
luggage, personal effects, travelling effects, traps
 bagnio
 
1000    
bath, bathing-house
 bail
 
1000    
security, surety
 bailiff
 
1000    
deputy-sheriff, deputy-marshal, deputy-constable
 bairn
 
1000    
child, babe
 bait
 
1000    
put bait upon
 bake
 
1000    
harden, dry up, parch, stiffen
 balance
 
1000    
pair of scales
 balance-fish
 
1000    
hammer-fish, hammer-headed shark
 bald
 
1000    
without hair, hairless, destitute of hair
 baldachino
 
1000    
canopy, awning
 balderdash
 
1000    
verbiage, rodomontade, gasconade, rant, bombast, fustian, froth, palaver, twaddle, chatter, trash, stuff, bosh, platitude, flummery, fudge, jargon, nonsense, prate, prating, senseless prate, jabber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gabble, drivel, frothy discourse, idle talk
 baldric
 
1000    
shoulder-belt, bawdrick
 bale
 
1000    
bundle, package
 bale-fire
 
1000    
beacon-fire
 baleen
 
1000    
whalebone
 baleful
 
1000    
hurtful, injurious, noxious, mischievous, pernicious, calamitous, baneful, ruinous, deadly, fraught with evil
 balk
 
1000    
disappoint, frustrate, defeat, foil, baffle, disconcert, thwart
 balky
 
1000    
perverse, unruly, refractory, wayward, contrary, stubborn, obstinate
 ball
 
1000    
globe, sphere, round body, round or rounded or roundish part
 ballad
 
1000    
light poem, sentimental song
 ballad-monger
 
1000    
seller or crier of ballads, street-song vender
 ballast
 
1001    
weight, ballasting, filling, packing
 ballasting
 
999    
ballast
 ballooning
 
1000    
aeronautics, aerostation, balloonery
 balloonist
 
1000    
aeronaut, aerial navigator
 ballot
 
1000    
voting-ticket, ticket, voting-ball
 balm
 
1000    
ointment, fragrant or precious ointment, unguent
 balmy
 
1001    
soothing, refreshing, healing, easing, assuaging, lenitive, sedative
 bamboozle
 
1000    
deceive, cheat, dupe, beguile, mislead, inveigle, gull, trick, chouse, overreach, circumvent, defraud, mystify, hoax, impose on, practise upon, mislead
 ban
 
1000    
proclamation, edict
 band
 
1000    
tie, ligature, ligament
 bandage
 
1000    
fillet, band, binding, cincture, belt
 bandit
 
1000    
outlaw, robber, brigand, freebooter, footpad, highwayman, marauder
 banditti
 
1000    
band of outlaws or robbers
 bandy
 
1000    
toss, toss about, toss to and fro, agitate, dispute about
 bane
 
1000    
poison, venom
 baneful
 
1000    
poisonous, venomous
 banewort
 
1000    
belladonna, dwale, deadly-night-shade
 bang
 
1000    
beat, thump, pound, strike, knock, maul, pommel, thrash, cudgel, thwack, handle roughly, deal roughly with
 banian
 
1000    
indian fig-tree same as banyan
 banish
 
1000    
exile, expatriate, ostracize, expel from the country
 banishment
 
1000    
exile, expatriation, ostracism, expulsion, proscription
 bank
 
1000    
mound, knoll, rising ground, heap, pile, tumulus, dike
 bankrupt
 
1000    
insolvent
 bankruptcy
 
1000    
insolvency
 banner
 
1000    
flag, standard, streamer, ensign, pennon, colors
 banquet
 
1000    
feast, entertainment, regalement, treat
 banter
 
1000    
jeer, joke, rally, quiz, chaff, ridicule, twit, deride, mock, make fun of, make sport of, make merry with, play upon, make a butt of
 bantling
 
1000    
infant, babe, baby, chit, brat, nursling, suckling, bairn, little child, little one, young one
 baptize
 
1000    
administer baptism to
 bar
 
1000    
rod, pole, grating, cross-piece, casting, ingot
 barb
 
1000    
beard, wattles
 barbarian
 
1000    
savage
 barbaric
 
1000    
barbarian, barbarous, uncivilized, rude, savage, untamed
 barbarism
 
1000    
savagism, savage state, savagery, barbarous state, uncivilized condition
 barbarity
 
1000    
cruelty, savageness, barbarousness, brutality, brutishness, ferociousness, ferocity, inhumanity, truculence, hardness of heart, manners of a barbarian
 barbarous
 
1000    
uncivilized, rough, coarse, rude, untutored, ignorant, unlettered, uncultivated, untamed, savage, barbarian, barbaric
 barbe
 
1000    
housing, piece of housing
 barbed
 
1000    
bearded
 barberry
 
1000    
pepperidge-bush or pipperidgebush
 bard
 
1000    
harper, minstrel, poet
 barde
 
1000    
horse-trappings, horse-armor, barbes
 barded
 
1000    
caparisoned, armed, barbed
 bare
 
1000    
naked, nude, denuded, uncovered, unclothed, undressed, exposed, unprotected, unsheltered, unshielded, detected
 bareback
 
1000    
without a saddle, on an unsaddled horse
 barebacked
 
1000    
unsaddled
 barefaced
 
1000    
undisguised, unreserved, unconcealed, palpable, conspicuous, glaring, notable, notorious
 barely
 
1000    
poorly, meagrely, slenderly, meanly
 bargain
 
1000    
compact, agreement, stipulation, covenant, contract, convention, concordat, treaty, indenture, transaction
 barge
 
1000    
vessel of state, pleasure-boat, barque
 barilla
 
1000    
carbonate of soda, kelp
 bark
 
1000    
yelp, bay
 barm
 
1000    
yeast, ferment, leaven

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Guest:
Lets compare 2 given words: broad; wide. In this particular case both are adjectives. They also can be identified as synonyms, considering, that they both have similar meaning of being open/large, but also, both have rather huge variety of slightly different meanings. Having on mind the general meaning, according to the Cambridge dictionary online, it suggests that adjective broad is a bit stronger expression than adjective wide is.
Looking on the COCA as a source that can show the distribution in between different registers, it has quite obvious results. Let's start with adjective broad- it is most familiar in academic sub corpus, and, according to the chart, it has 9.70 occurrences per 1 million. It is least frequent in spoken sub corpus; it occurs 1.77 times per million, which, by comparison, is about 5 times less frequent. This word was frequently used from 1990- 1994, which was 5.31 times per million; since the early 90's, it's been in a decay, and nowadays the usage of this adjective has fallen to 3.74 occurrences per 1 million. It's most common collocations are: categories- cover, cosm, improvisation, phonery.
Let's take a look at the word wide. It is most common in the fiction sub corpus, which, according to the given data is 22.11 times per million. It is least popular in spoken sub corpus, and occurs 5.09 times a million. Being more specific, this adjective was mostly used from 1995 to 1999, but having a chart in front of view, a clear conclusion appears, that the usage of this word remained practically the same throughout the last 2 decades. It's most frequent collocations are: disfiguringly, uninformatively, spigots, groomers.
Overall, it can be seen, that these two synonyms have different collocating words, but more importantly: they are used in different contexts. Broad, is more an academic expression, whereas wide, is used in each context rather widely.



2016-04-11 04:41:45
Teacher:
Synonyms 'Broad' and 'wide'
 
What do words 'broad' and 'wide' in modern colloquial English refer to? If we type the word 'broad' into Merriam-Webster dictionary online, we can get three main entries about which part of speech it may mean. It can be adjective, adverb and a noun. As an adjective, it may mean: having a specified extension from side to side, spacious, open or full. As an example: Made the path 10 feet broad, broad shoulders and more. As an adverb definition of 'broad' can be: in a broad manner, fully. As an example: broad awake. And the last one, as a noun: an expansion of a river - often used in plural. The second word 'wide' has 2 examples of parts of speech, it is adjective and adverb. As an adjective it refers to: having great extent, or extending over a vast area. For example: extensive - a wide reputation, vast - a wide area. And 'wide' as an adverb - over a great distance or extent: widely - searched far and wide.
 
If we take a look at Corpus of Contemporary American English, we can find a quite number of fields, where these words can be used. The word 'broad' is used in spoken, fiction, magazine, newspaper and academic fields. This word is most frequent in academic and fiction sub-corpora. The adjective 'broad' occurs 80.00 times per one million words in total in academic and 44.91 per one million words in total in fiction. As for the word 'wide', its most frequent use is in fiction and magazine sub-corpora. In fiction this word occurs 136.48 times per one million and in magazine - 114.93 times. 
 
According to COCA, the word 'broad' was in most frequent use in 1990-1994 and it was in less use in 2010-2011, declining from 45.23 to 41.86 occurrences per one million words in the corpus. On the other hand word 'wide' was most frequently used in 1995-1999 - 98.49 million occurrences in corpora. The least use of this word was in 1990-1994 - 83.68 million occurrences in corpora. 
 
The top collocations with the word 'broad' are: daylight, trends, generalizations, eli and outlines. Most frequent collocates of the word 'wide' are: awake, receiver, receivers, http and inch. 
So as we compare these two words by their meaning, they don’t seem to differ much in modern colloquial English. According to the information in corpora these words have their structural difference. The main differences are their various distributions in a language. 
 


2016-04-12 03:43:03

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