abroad

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈbrɔːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈbrɔd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə brôd)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•broad /əˈbrɔd/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. in or to a foreign country or countries: famous at home and abroad.
  2. spread around;
    in circulation:Rumors were abroad.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•broad  (ə brôd),USA pronunciation adv. 
  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.

n. 
  1. a foreign land or lands:imports from abroad.
  • Middle English abrod. See a-1, broad 1225–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged overseas.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged out, outside.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged everywhere, rife.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged at home.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abroad /əˈbrɔːd/ adv
  1. to or in a foreign country or countries
adj (postpositive)
  1. (of news, rumours, etc) in general circulation; current
  2. out in the open
  3. over a wide area
Etymology: 13th Century: from a-² + broad
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