Definition of Abroad

1. Adjective. In a foreign country. "Overseas markets"

Exact synonyms: Overseas
Similar to: Foreign



2. Adverb. To or in a foreign country. "They had never travelled abroad"

3. Adverb. Far away from home or one's usual surroundings. "Looking afield for new lands to conquer"
Exact synonyms: Afield

4. Adverb. In a place across an ocean.
Exact synonyms: Overseas

Definition of Abroad

1. adv. At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad.

Definition of Abroad

1. Adverb. (dated) At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space ¹

2. Adverb. (dated) Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode ¹

3. Adverb. Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries. ¹

4. Adverb. (dated) Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely. ¹

5. Adverb. Not on target; astray; in error. ¹

6. Adverb. Played elsewhere than one's home grounds; as in a sport's team. ¹

7. Noun. (rare) countries or lands abroad ¹

8. Preposition. Throughout, over. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abroad

1. out of one's own country [adv]

Medical Definition of Abroad

1. 1. at large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad. "The fox roams far abroad." (Prior) 2. Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad. "I went to St. James', where another was preaching in the court abroad." (Evelyn) 3. Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad. "Another prince . . . Was living abroad." 4. Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely. "He went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter." (Mark i. 45) To be abroad. To be wide of the mark; to be at fault; as, you are all abroad in your guess. To be at a loss or nonplused. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Abroad

abridgers
abridges
abridging
abridgment
abridgments
abrim
abrin
abrine
abrins
abris
abristle
abroach
abroached
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abroaching
abroad (current term)
abroads
abrocome
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abrogable
abrogate
abrogated
abrogates
abrogating
abrogation
abrogations
abrogative
abrogator
abrogators
abrood

Literary usage of Abroad

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Meanwhile he was employed under Bishop Compton in seeking out missionaries to be sent abroad as soon as the new act could be obtained. ..."

2. Old Picture Books: Words of Good Counsel on the Choice and Use of Books by James Baldwin, Oakland Free Library, Alfred William Pollard (1902)
"I have said that the subject we have before us this evening is the English books printed abroad during the last four centuries. ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"The Catholic leaders abroad never withdrew from their original position. ... The leaders of the English Catholics abroad clung with vehemence to the policy ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"Service upon f\^ a Motion for dissolving an Injunction, against pro- the Attorney, ceeding upon an award, establishing a debt . of being abroad, ft cargo, ..."

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