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abroad

[uh-brawd] /əˈbrɔd/
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
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English abrod. See a-1, broad
Can be confused
aboard, abort, abroad.
Synonyms
1. overseas. 3. out, outside. 4. everywhere, rife.
Antonyms
1. at home.
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  • News from abroad unquestionably played a big part in the strong undertone to the foreign exchange market of yesterday.
  • Movers from abroad: people coming into a nation from another country or part of the world.
  • The country regards itself as an export powerhouse whose goods are prized abroad.
  • We had about thirty staff foreign correspondents in about twenty bureaus and additional contract writers abroad.
  • 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.
  • Here are a few items to think about if you're traveling abroad in the near future.
  • The proposed policy would not ban the use of all private-sector recruiters abroad.
  • Since that reemergence, she has regularly toured abroad.
British Dictionary definitions for abroad

abroad

/əˈbrɔːd/
adverb
1.
to or in a foreign country or countries
adjective (postpositive)
2.
(of news, rumours, etc) in general circulation; current
3.
out in the open
4.
over a wide area
5.
(archaic) in error
Word Origin
C13: from a-² + broad
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Word Origin and History for abroad
adv.

mid-13c., "widely apart," from Old English on brede, which meant something like "at wide" (see broad (adj.)). 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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