Definitions for abroadəˈbrɔd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•broadəˈbrɔd(adv.)

  1. in or to a foreign country or countries:

    famous at home and abroad.

  2. in or to another continent.

  3. out of doors; away from one's home:

    There was no one abroad in the noonday heat.

  4. spread around; in circulation:

    Rumors of disaster were abroad.

  5. broadly; widely; far and wide.

  6. wide of the mark; in error.

  7. (n.)a foreign land or lands:

    imports from abroad.

Origin of abroad:

1225–75

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. abroad(adverb)əˈbrɔd

    in or to a foreign country

    to go abroad; working abroad

Wiktionary

  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

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 of abroad

  1. aborad

  2. aboard


Translations for abroad

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abroad(adverb)

in or to another country

He lived abroad for many years.

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