Definition of broken


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • broken is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 12 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • broken is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 14 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of broken

  • out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken') (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a broken washing machine
    2. the coke machine is broken

    Synonyms

    1. busted

  • tamed or trained to obey (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a horse broken to the saddle
    2. this old nag is well broken in

    Synonyms

    1. broken in

  • topographically very uneven (adjective)

    Examples

    1. broken terrain

    Synonyms

    1. rugged

  • subdued or brought low in condition or status (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a broken man
    2. his broken spirit

    Synonyms

    1. crushed
    2. humbled
    3. humiliated
    4. low

  • thrown into a state of disarray or confusion (adjective)

    Examples

    1. troops fleeing in broken ranks

    Synonyms

    1. confused
    2. disordered
    3. upset

  • destroyed financially (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the broken fortunes of the family

    Synonyms

    1. impoverished
    2. wiped out

  • (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded (adjective)

    Examples

    1. broken (or unkept) promises
    2. broken contracts

    Synonyms

    1. unkept

  • discontinuous (adjective)

    Examples

    1. broken clouds
    2. broken sunshine

  • imperfectly spoken or written (adjective)

    Examples

    1. broken English

  • lacking a part or parts (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a broken set of encyclopedia

  • not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly (adjective)

    Examples

    1. broken lines of defense
    2. a broken cable transmission
    3. broken sleep
    4. tear off the stub above the broken line
    5. a broken note
    6. broken sobs

  • physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a broken mirror
    2. a broken tooth
    3. a broken leg
    4. his neck is broken

  • weakened and infirm (adjective)

    Examples

    1. broken health resulting from alcoholism

See definition of broken in Merriam Webster