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, 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

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

  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.]

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

    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

  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

How to pronounce abroad?

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How to say abroad in sign language?

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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. Zhang Juan:

    (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.

  2. David Malpass:

    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.

  3. Bui Van Diep:

    I didn't have enough money to go abroad so I went to Saigon instead.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    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.

  5. Sam Werberg:

    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

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
  • در خارج از کشورPersian
  • 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
  • வெளிநாட்டில்Tamil
  • yurtdışıTurkish
  • 國外Chinese

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