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

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

  2. abroad(Adverb)

    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. abroad(Adverb)

    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. abroad(Adverb)

    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. abroad(Adverb)

    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. abroad(Adverb)

    Not on target; astray; in error.

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

  7. abroad(Adverb)

    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. abroad(Preposition)

    Throughout, over.

    Etymology: * 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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + broad.]

  2. Abroad(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + broad.]

  3. Abroad(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + broad.]

  4. Abroad(adverb)

    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

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. Alexei Sorokin:

    It changed not only the perception of Russia abroad, it changed us, we now believe that we can. We can play football well, we can organize events of global importance well.

  2. Ina Libak:

    The worst thing that we can do for people working in oil and gas industry is to close our eyes to what's happening abroad and just say 'good luck with this', when Europe stops using oil and gas and switches to other energy sources, and that is happening very fast, it would affect us ... I'm really concerned that we will have high unemployment in 20 years if we don't make that plan now.

  3. Sarah Wootton:

    One Briton is already traveling abroad to die every fortnight while over 300 terminally ill people are taking their own lives at home, usually alone and in dangerous ways, every year, the Assisted Dying Bill would have put rigorous safeguards in place, not only to give dying people choice, but also to better protect them.

  4. Reed Brody:

    The verdict sends a powerful message that the days when tyrants could brutalize their people, pillage their treasury and escape abroad to a life of luxury are coming to an end.

  5. President Ashraf Ghani:

    If they live abroad they become dishwashers. They don’t become part of the middle class, hOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

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Translations for abroad

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  • 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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