Right you are! 广  yǎn ‘shelter’ is used as the radical or a kind of the ‘construction material’ for compound characters, such as  应   yīng ‘answer’, 店   diàn ‘shop’ , 度   dù ‘degree’, 鹰   yīng ‘eagle’ and many others.

Separately  广 ‘guǎng’ is used as the Chinese character with the meanings of ‘wide, broad’ in such words as 广义  guǎngyì  ‘broad sense’, 广播  guǎngbō   ‘broadcast’, 广洲  guǎngzhōu ‘Guangzhou city’ etc.

More information about the Chinese radicals and characters is available on Polina Shinkina’s Author Spotlight page: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

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