Definition of broken~

1: violently separated into parts : SHATTEREDbroken windows2: damaged or altered by or as if by breaking (see BREAK entry 1): such asa: having undergone or been subjected to fracturea broken legb: not working properlya broken cameracof land surfaces : being irregular, interrupted, or full of obstaclesa long broken ridged: violated by transgression : not kept or honoreda broken promisee: DISCONTINUOUS, INTERRUPTEDa broken sleepf: disrupted by changegof a tulip flower : having an irregular, streaked, or blotched pattern especially from virus infection3a: made weak or infirmhis old, broken bodyb: subdued completely : CRUSHED, SORROWFULa broken hearta broken spiritc: BANKRUPTd: reduced in rankwas broken from sergeant to private4a: cut off : DISCONNECTEDspoke a few broken wordsb: imperfectly spoken or writtenbroken English5: not complete or fulla broken bale of hay6: disunited by divorce, separation, or desertion of one parentchildren from broken homesa broken family