Definitions for abreastəˈbrɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•breastəˈbrɛst(adv.; adj.)

  1. side by side; beside each other in a line:

    They walked two abreast.

  2. informed; aware; up-to-date:

    to keep abreast of new developments.

  3. equal to or alongside in progress or attainment.

Origin of abreast:

1590–1600

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abreast(p), au courant, au fait, up on(p)(adverb)

    being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge

    "kept abreast of the latest developments"; "constant revision keeps the book au courant"; "always au fait on the latest events"; "up on the news"

  2. abreast(adverb)

    alongside each other, facing in the same direction

Wiktionary

  1. abreast(Adverb)

    Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted

  2. abreast(Adverb)

    Side by side, facing forward, with breasts in a line; as,

  3. abreast(Adverb)

    Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam.

  4. abreast(Adverb)

    Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.

  5. abreast(Adverb)

    : At the same time; simultaneously

  6. abreast(Preposition)

    Abreast of; alongside.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abreast(adverb)

    side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."

  2. Abreast(adverb)

    side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of

  3. Abreast(adverb)

    up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science

  4. Abreast(adverb)

    at the same time; simultaneously

Anagrams of abreast

  1. abaters


Translations for abreast

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abreast(adverb)

side by side

They walked along the road three abreast.

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