from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Opened or positioned so that a liquid, such as wine, can be let out.
- adj. In a state of action; astir.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
- adv. Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped.
- adv. Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broached; letting out or yielding liquor, or in a position for letting out: as, the cask is abroach.
- Figuratively, to give rise to; spread abroad; disseminate; propagate.
- To open, as a cask, for the purpose of letting out liquor; tap; broach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a cask or barrel
Middle English abroche : a-, on, in; see a-2 + broche, a pointed object, spigot; see broach1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)