abroad

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈbrȯd\

Definition of abroad

  1. 1 :  beyond the boundaries of one's country :  in or to a foreign country <traveling abroad> <hopes to study abroad next year> <both at home and abroad> <a family that came here from abroad [=from a foreign country] several years ago>

  2. 2 :  over a wide area :  widely <wolves venturing abroad in increasing numbers>

  3. 3 old-fashioned :  away from one's home <doesn't go walking abroad at night>

  4. 4 formal :  in wide circulation :  about <There are rumors abroad that the company is in trouble.>

  5. 5 :  wide of the mark :  astray

Origin and Etymology of abroad

see 1broad


First Known Use: 14th century



ABROAD Defined for Kids

abroad

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈbrȯd\

Definition of abroad for Students

  1. 1 :  over a wide area <The tree's branches are spread abroad.>

  2. 2 :  in the open :  outdoors <Few people are abroad at this early hour.>

  3. 3 :  in or to a foreign country <travel abroad>

  4. 4 :  known to many people <The rumor soon got abroad.>



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