What does abroad mean?

Definitions for abroadəˈbrɔd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abroad.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abroad, overseas(adverb)

    in a foreign country

    "markets abroad"; "overseas markets"

  2. abroad(adverb)

    to or in a foreign country

    "they had never travelled abroad"

  3. afield, abroad(adverb)

    far away from home or one's usual surroundings

    "looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall

  4. overseas, abroad(adverb)

    in a place across an ocean


  1. abroad(Noun)

    countries or lands abroad

  2. abroad(Adverb)

    At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space

    A tree spreads its branches abroad.

  3. abroad(Adverb)

    Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode

    to walk abroad

  4. abroad(Adverb)

    Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries.

    We have broils at home and enemies abroad.

  5. abroad(Adverb)

    Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.

  6. abroad(Adverb)

    Not on target; astray; in error.

  7. abroad(Adverb)

    Played elsewhere than one's home grounds; as in a sport's team.

  8. abroad(Preposition)

    Throughout, over.

  9. Origin: * First attested in mid 13th century. From abrood, from a- + brood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abroad(adverb)

    at large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad

  2. Abroad(adverb)

    without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad

  3. Abroad(adverb)

    beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad

  4. Abroad(adverb)

    before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely

  5. Origin: [Pref. a- + broad.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abroad

    a-brawd′, adv. on the broad or open space: out of doors: public: in another country. [Prep. a, and Broad.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abroad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2620

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abroad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2947

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abroad' in Adverbs Frequency: #211

Anagrams for abroad »

  1. aborad

  2. aboard


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abroad in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abroad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Burns:

    Look abroad through Nature's range, Nature's mighty law is change.

  2. Dominique Sopo:

    Instead of addressing the real issues to boost cohesion, (the government) pretends they come from abroad and wants to push them abroad.

  3. William Ellery Channing:

    Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.

  5. Juan Carlos Calvo:

    The problem for Spanish banks in general is that their stock of loans are not going to start growing again, on average, until at least 2016, and it’s hard to really be competitive in that environment, banks have to seek out profitability at all costs, and if that means going abroad then you go abroad.

Images & Illustrations of abroad

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Translations for abroad

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • في الخارج, الى الخارجArabic
  • xaricdəAzerbaijani
  • извън къщи, открито, чужбина, навсякъде, странство, границаBulgarian
  • a l'estrangerCatalan, Valencian
  • v zahraničíCzech
  • AuslandGerman
  • al exterior, en todas direciones, por todas partes, en el exterior, en el extranjeroSpanish
  • laajalle, laajalla, ulkona, ulkomaat, ulkomaille, ulkomaillaFinnish
  • à l'étranger, étrangerFrench
  • thall thairis, a-null thairisScottish Gaelic
  • ass y çheerManx
  • विदेशHindi
  • aletranjeHaitian Creole
  • külföldönHungarian
  • na ùfèsịIgbo
  • all'esteroItalian
  • 在外, 海外, 国外, 外国Japanese
  • 국외, 해외Korean
  • buitenlandDutch
  • utenlands, utanlands, utlandetNorwegian
  • além-mar, ao, exterior, no, [[fora]] [[de]] [[casa]], largamente, estrangeiro, amplamente, ultramarPortuguese
  • повсю́ду, вширь, заграница, [[на]] [[улица, везде́, нару́жу, [[за]] [[граница, зарубежье, [[за]] [[рубеж, [[за]] [[рубе́ж]], широко́, снару́жиRussian
  • inostranstvo, иностранствоSerbo-Croatian
  • utrikes, utomlandsSwedish
  • yurtdışıTurkish
  • 國外Chinese

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