What is broken?

  • (adj): Tamed or trained to obey.
    Example: "A horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"
    Synonyms: broken in
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on broken:

Broken Arrow (album)
... Broken Arrow is the twenty-fourth studio album by Neil Young, and his seventh with Crazy Horse ... years, and the last in a long string of rock albums broken only by Harvest Moon ...
Gilgal Sculpture Garden - Visiting Hours
... the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bow be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the eistern" A statue ...
Broken - Language
... as a short form for Broken English, to English-based pidgin and creole languages, especially Torres Strait Creole and Nigerian Pidgin ...
Broken Sword: The Shadow Of The Templars
... Broken Sword The Shadow of the Templars (also known as Circle of Blood in the United States) is a 1996 point-and-click adventure game developed by Revolution Software ... The game spawned a number of sequels collectively known as the Broken Sword series ...
1991 Philadelphia Phillies Season
... Dykstra, suffered three broken ribs, a broken right collarbone and a broken right cheekbone ... A broken rib punctured a lung and his heart was bruised, according to doctors ... Daulton suffered a broken left eye socket, a scratched left cornea and a heart bruise, doctors said ...

More definitions of "broken":

  • (adj): Weakened and infirm.
    Example: "Broken health resulting from alcoholism"
  • (adj): Topographically very uneven.
    Example: "Broken terrain"
    Synonyms: rugged
  • (adj): (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded.
    Example: "Broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"
    Synonyms: unkept
  • (adj): Out of working order ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken').
    Example: "A broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"
    Synonyms: busted
  • (adj): Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion.
    Example: "Troops fleeing in broken ranks"
    Synonyms: confused, disordered, upset
  • (adj): Not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly.
    Example: "Broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"
  • (adj): Destroyed financially.
    Example: "The broken fortunes of the family"
    Synonyms: wiped out, impoverished
  • (adj): Lacking a part or parts.
    Example: "A broken set of encyclopedia"
  • (adj): Subdued or brought low in condition or status.
    Example: "A broken man"; "his broken spirit"
    Synonyms: crushed, humbled, humiliated, low
  • (adj): Physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed.
    Example: "A broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"; "children from broken homes"; "a broken marriage"; "a broken heart"
  • (adj): Discontinuous.
    Example: "Broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"
  • (adj): Imperfectly spoken or written.
    Example: "Broken English"

Famous quotes containing the word broken:

    O you will take whatever’s offered
    And dream that all the world’s a friend,
    Suffer as your mother suffered,
    Be as broken in the end.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    London Bridge is broken down,
    Dance o’er my lady lee,
    London Bridge is broken down,
    With a gay lady.
    How shall we build it up again?
    Dance o’er my lady lee,
    Unknown. London Bridge (l. 1–6)

    The talk not of Inconstancy,
    False Hearts, and broken Vows;
    If I, by Miracle, can be
    This live-long Minute true to thee,
    ‘Tis all that Heav’n allows.
    John Wilmot, 2d Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680)