abroad

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adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈbrȯd \

Definition of abroad

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 :over a wide area :widely
  • wolves venturing abroad in increasing numbers
3 old-fashioned :away from one's home
  • doesn't go walking abroad at night
4 formal :in wide circulation :about
  • There are rumors abroad that the company is in trouble.
5 :wide of the mark :astray

Origin and Etymology of abroad

Middle English abrod, abrood, from a- 1a- + brod, brood 1broad



ABROAD Defined for Kids

abroad

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adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈbrȯd \

Definition of abroad for Students

1 :over a wide area
  • The tree's branches are spread abroad.
2 :in the open :outdoors
  • Few people are abroad at this early hour.
3 :in or to a foreign country
  • travel abroad
4 :known to many people
  • The rumor soon got abroad.


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