2. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.
3. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.
4. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships. The one being who remembered him as he been before his mind was broken. (g. Eliot) The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay, sat by his fire, and talked the night away. (Goldsmith)
8. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.
10. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting. Amidst the broken words and loud weeping of those grave senators. (Macaulay) broken ground.
Origin: From break.