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
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
Origin: [Pref. a- + broad.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-brawd′, adv. on the broad or open space: out of doors: public: in another country. [Prep. a, and Broad.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Synonymous with foreign, or being on a foreign station. Also an old word for spread; as, all sail abroad.
Relating to another country.
They did go abroad to another country to have a nice holiday together.Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020
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
The numerical value of abroad in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of abroad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of abroad in a Sentence
(This) is a good thing. This is an opportunity for people who could not go abroad to enjoy the same scenery as that in foreign countries, and expand their visions to know more about foreign customs and practices.
I'm very optimistic that we can achieve breakthroughs to create growth abroad that will help us combat extreme poverty and create economic opportunities in the developing world.
I didn't have enough money to go abroad so I went to Saigon instead.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
The U.S. Department of State has no higher priority than the protection of U.S. citizens overseas, we take our obligation to assist U.S. citizens abroad seriously.
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Translations for abroad
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- في الخارج, الى الخارجArabic
- извън къщи, открито, чужбина, навсякъде, странство, границаBulgarian
- a l'estrangerCatalan, Valencian
- v zahraničíCzech
- al exterior, en todas direciones, por todas partes, en el exterior, en el extranjeroSpanish
- در خارج از کشورPersian
- laajalle, laajalla, ulkona, ulkomaat, ulkomaille, ulkomaillaFinnish
- à l'étranger, étrangerFrench
- thall thairis, a-null thairisScottish Gaelic
- ass y çheerManx
- aletranjeHaitian Creole
- na ùfèsịIgbo
- 在外, 海外, 国外, 外国Japanese
- 국외, 해외Korean
- 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
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