from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Out of one's own country.
- adv. In a foreign country or countries.
- adv. Away from one's home.
- adv. In circulation; at large.
- adv. Covering a large area; widely: "An epidemic is abroad in America” ( Richard M. Smith).
- adv. Not on target; in error.
- n. A foreign country or countries in which to live or travel: "Do you like abroad or hate it?” ( John le Carré).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Played elsewhere than one's home grounds; as in a sport's team.
- prep. Throughout, over.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space.
- adv. Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode.
- adv. Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries.
- adv. Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broadly; widely; expansively; outward on all or on both sides.
- Out of or beyond certain limits
- Absent; gone away, especially to a considerable distance: as, the head of the firm is abroad. In an active state; astir; in circulation: as, there are thieves abroad; rumors of disaster are abroad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a place across an ocean
- adv. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
- adv. to or in a foreign country
- adj. in a foreign country
Middle English abrod : a-, in, on; see a-2 + brod, broad; see broad.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)