1.Definition: (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
"Broken (or unkept) promises", "Broken contracts"
2.Definition: destroyed financially
"The broken fortunes of the family"
"Broken clouds", "Broken sunshine"
4.Definition: imperfectly spoken or written
5.Definition: lacking a part or parts
"A broken set of encyclopedia"
6.Definition: not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
"Broken lines of defense", "A broken cable transmission", "Broken sleep", "Tear off the stub above the broken line", "A broken note", "Broken sobs"
7.Definition: out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
"A broken washing machine", "The coke machine is broken"
8.Definition: physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
"A broken mirror", "A broken tooth", "A broken leg", "His neck is broken"
9.Definition: subdued or brought low in condition or status
"A broken man", "His broken spirit"
10.Definition: tamed or trained to obey
"A horse broken to the saddle", "This old nag is well broken in"
11.Definition: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
"Troops fleeing in broken ranks"
12.Definition: topographically very uneven
13.Definition: weakened and infirm
"Broken health resulting from alcoholism"