American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broadly; widely; expansively; outward on all or on both sides.
- Out of or beyond certain limits Beyond the walls of a house or the bounds of any inclosure: as, to walk abroad.
- 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.
- adv. Played elsewhere than one's home grounds; as in a sport's team.
- prep. Throughout, over.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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)
“There are more students from Germany studying abroad than any other European country and it wants half of its students to spend at least a term abroad, giving Germany one of the world's most mobile student populations.”
“He is far more popular than McCain abroad, which is a good start. —”
“Mclaren has won a title abroad; Harry Redknapp, on the other hand, probably doesn't know how to spell 'Calais'.”
“This is an Italian-style soup, discovered when I did a term abroad in Florence during my undergraduate degree.”
“I am talking of course about official Canada, but Canada abroad is all of us when we go anywhere and it is business, it is the arts, it is professional groups who are meeting all around the world with their opposite numbers so there is an enormous network of relationships.”
“King always makes use of this title abroad Foreign powers.”
“Currently he is part of a Latino Fraternity, Omega Delta Phi, works at the Centro Cultural César Chávez, and even spent a term abroad in Mexico, where he became fluent in Spanish.”
“But Schenker said this could potentially have allowed students to undertake both a term abroad and two summers abroad, for about the same number of credits as a full term abroad.”
“Thompson and Clifton's son, William, is on a term abroad in Spain.”
“My definition of the term abroad is, a tour through Europe, ending with Egypt and the Holy Land, and farther still if the pocket-book held out. ”
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