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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