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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 of abroad
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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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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