What does abroad mean?

Definitions for abroad
əˈbrɔdabroad

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abroad, overseasadverb

    in a foreign country

    "markets abroad"; "overseas markets"

  2. abroadadverb

    to or in a foreign country

    "they had never travelled abroad"

  3. afield, abroadadverb

    far away from home or one's usual surroundings

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

  4. overseas, abroadadverb

    in a place across an ocean

Wiktionary

  1. abroadnoun

    countries or lands abroad

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

  2. abroadadverb

    At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space

    A tree spreads its branches abroad.

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

  3. abroadadverb

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

    to walk abroad

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

  4. abroadadverb

    Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries.

    We have broils at home and enemies abroad.

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

  5. abroadadverb

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

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

  6. abroadadverb

    Not on target; astray; in error.

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

  7. abroadadverb

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

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

  8. abroadpreposition

    Throughout, over.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abroadadverb

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + broad.]

  2. Abroadadverb

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + broad.]

  3. Abroadadverb

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + broad.]

  4. Abroadadverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. abroad

    Synonymous with foreign, or being on a foreign station. Also an old word for spread; as, all sail abroad.

Editors Contribution

  1. abroad

    In another country, than the country we reside in.

    They do go abroad to another country to expore and have an amazing holiday together each year.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of abroad in a Sentence

  1. Atiur Rahman:

    This comfortable reserve has strengthened the confidence of investors and lenders, particularly abroad.

  2. Chatib Basri:

    The only solution is to get money from abroad to come in through foreign direct investment (FDI), but how can you attract investment without structural reforms?

  3. Chuck Todd:

    If there's one thing that surprised me about the president's State of the Union, it was the lack of connecting the fight for democracy and freedom abroad with the fight for democracy and freedom at home. Today's Bloody Sunday, i was stunned.

  4. Andrey Zvyagintsev:

    The film's reception abroad proves its universality - it is understood everywhere, it evokes compassion for a person who finds himself in the grips of injustice and tries to maintain a sense of dignity.

  5. Jim McGovern:

    America has a responsibility to stand up for human rights at home and abroad, human rights in China, and Tibet in particular, continue to be an area of grave concern.

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Translations for abroad

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  • الى الخارج, في الخارجArabic
  • xaricdəAzerbaijani
  • граница, чужбина, открито, извън къщи, навсякъде, странствоBulgarian
  • a l'estrangerCatalan, Valencian
  • v zahraničíCzech
  • AuslandGerman
  • eksterlandeEsperanto
  • en el extranjero, en el exterior, en todas direciones, por todas partes, al exteriorSpanish
  • در خارج از کشورPersian
  • ulkomailla, laajalle, ulkomaille, laajalla, ulkona, ulkomaatFinnish
  • étranger, à l'étrangerFrench
  • a-null thairis, thall thairisScottish Gaelic
  • ass y çheerManx
  • विदेशHindi
  • aletranjeHaitian Creole
  • külföldönHungarian
  • na ùfèsịIgbo
  • all'esteroItalian
  • 国外, 外国, 海外, 在外Japanese
  • 해외, 국외Korean
  • buitenlandDutch
  • utenlands, utlandet, utanlandsNorwegian
  • ultramar, amplamente, [[fora]] [[de]] [[casa]], além-mar, largamente, no, exterior, estrangeiro, aoPortuguese
  • повсю́ду, вширь, снару́жи, широко́, [[за]] [[рубе́ж]], [[за]] [[рубеж, заграница, зарубежье, [[на]] [[улица, везде́, нару́жу, [[за]] [[границаRussian
  • иностранство, inostranstvoSerbo-Croatian
  • utomlands, utrikesSwedish
  • வெளிநாட்டில்Tamil
  • yurtdışıTurkish
  • 國外Chinese

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