Definitions for abroadəˈbrɔd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word abroad
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in or to a foreign country or countries:
famous at home and abroad.
in or to another continent.
out of doors; away from one's home:
There was no one abroad in the noonday heat.
spread around; in circulation:
Rumors of disaster were abroad.
broadly; widely; far and wide.
wide of the mark; in error.
(n.)a foreign land or lands:
imports from abroad.
Origin of abroad:
in a foreign country
"markets abroad"; "overseas markets"
to or in a foreign country
"they had never travelled abroad"
far away from home or one's usual surroundings
"looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall
in a place across an ocean
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in or to a foreign country
to go abroad; working abroad
countries or lands abroad
At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space
A tree spreads its branches abroad.
Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode
to walk abroad
Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries.
We have broils at home and enemies abroad.
Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.
Not on target; astray; in error.
Played elsewhere than one's home grounds; as in a sport's team.
Origin: * First attested in mid 13th century. From abrood, from a- + brood.
at large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad
without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad
beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad
before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'abroad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2620
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'abroad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2947
Rank popularity for the word 'abroad' in Adverbs Frequency: #211
Translations for abroad
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in or to another country
He lived abroad for many years.
- خَارِج البِلادArabic
- в чужбинаBulgarian
- no exteriorPortuguese (BR)
- v cizině, do cizinyCzech
- im Ausland; ins AuslandGerman
- udenlands; i udlandetDanish
- στο εξωτερικόGreek
- en el extranjero, fueraSpanish
- välismaal, välismaaleEstonian
- خارج از کشورFarsi
- à l'étrangerFrench
- חוּץ לָאָרֶץ, חוּ”לHebrew
- विदेश मेंHindi
- u inozemstvuCroatian
- külföldön; külföldreHungarian
- di luar negeriIndonesian
- 외국에, 해외에Korean
- užsienyje, į užsienįLithuanian
- luar negariMalay
- in, naar het buitenlandDutch
- za granicą/granicęPolish
- خارج از کشورPersian
- له هيواد څخه بهرPashto
- no estrangeiroPortuguese
- în străinătateRomanian
- за границейRussian
- v zahraničí, do zahraničiaSlovak
- v tujiniSlovenian
- u inostranstvuSerbian
- yurt dışına, yurt dışındaTurkish
- 在國外Chinese (Trad.)
- за кордономUkrainian
- غیر ممالک میںUrdu
- ở nước ngoàiVietnamese
- 在国外Chinese (Simp.)
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