♦♦♦1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV, be ADV, from ADV If you go abroad, you go to a foreign country, usually one which is separated from the country where you live by an ocean or a sea.
I would love to go abroad this year, perhaps to the South of France.
...public opposition here and abroad...
He will stand in for Mr Goh when he is abroad...
About 65 per cent of its sales come from abroad.Syn:2) ADV: n ADV If there is a story or feeling abroad, people generally know about it or feel it.
There'll still be a feeling abroad that this change has to be recognised.Syn:
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Abroad — A*broad , adv. [Pref. a + broad.] 1. At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad. [1913 Webster] The fox roams far abroad. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
abroad — [ə brôd′] adv. [ME abrode < on brod: see ON & BROAD] 1. broadly; far and wide 2. in circulation; current [a report is abroad that he has won] 3. outside one s house; outdoors [to stroll abroad] 4 … English World dictionary
abroad — (adv.) mid 13c., widely apart, from O.E. on brede, which meant something like at wide (see BROAD (Cf. broad) (adj.)). The sense out of doors, away from home (late 14c.) led to the main modern sense of out of one s country, overseas (mid 15c.) … Etymology dictionary
abroad — [adj] in a foreign country away, elsewhere, in foreign lands, in foreign parts, out of the country, overseas, touring, traveling; concept 583 Ant. at home … New thesaurus
abroad — ► ADVERB 1) in or to a foreign country or countries. 2) in different directions; over a wide area. 3) at large; in circulation. 4) archaic out of doors. ► NOUN ▪ foreign countries collectively … English terms dictionary
abroad — a|broad W3S2 [əˈbro:d US əˈbro:d] adv [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: abroad over a wide area (13 21 centuries), from broad] 1.) in or to a foreign country ▪ I ve never lived abroad before. ▪ She often goes abroad on business. ▪ We never travelled… … Dictionary of contemporary English
abroad — /euh brawd /, adv. 1. in or to a foreign country or countries: famous at home and abroad. 2. in or to another continent: Shall we go to Mexico or abroad this summer? 3. out of doors; from one place to another; about: No one was abroad in the… … Universalium
abroad — adverb 1 in or to a foreign country: I ve never lived abroad before. | go abroad: She often goes abroad on business. 2 formal if a feeling, piece of news etc is abroad, a lot of people feel it or know about it: commercial secrets which we did not … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
abroad — /əˈbrɔd / (say uh brawd) adverb 1. in or to a foreign country or countries: *There was nothing mythic at Sydney: momentous objects, beings, and events all occurred abroad or in the elsewhere of books. –shirley hazzard, 1980. 2. out of doors: *She … Australian English dictionary
abroad — adv. from abroad (he had to return from abroad) * * * [ə brɔːd] from abroad (he had to return from abroad) … Combinatory dictionary