abroad

[uh-brawd]
adverb
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 noonday heat. The owl ventures abroad at night.
4.
spread around; in circulation: Rumors of disaster are abroad.
5.
broadly; widely; far and wide.
6.
wide of the mark; in error.
noun
7.
a foreign land or lands: imports from abroad.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English abrod. See a-1, broad

aboard, abort, abroad.


1. overseas. 3. out, outside. 4. everywhere, rife.


1. at home.
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abroad (əˈbrɔːd)
 
adv
1.  to or in a foreign country or countries
 
adj
2.  (of news, rumours, etc) in general circulation; current
3.  out in the open
4.  over a wide area
5.  archaic in error
 
[C13: from a-² + broad]

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abroad
mid-13c., "widely apart," from O.E. on brede, which meant something like "at wide" (see broad). 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.).
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Example sentences
News from abroad unquestionably played a big part in the strong undertone to
  the foreign exchange market of yesterday.
One reason is that top companies make four-fifths of their profits abroad.
Combine studying and travel with a semester or year abroad.
They are corrupting law enforcement here and abroad and paying off politicians
  so that they can stay in business.
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