abroad


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a·broad

 (ə-brôd′)
adv. & adj.
1. Out of one's own country.
2. In a foreign country or countries.
3. Away from one's home.
4. In circulation; at large.
5. Covering a large area; widely: "An epidemic is abroad in America" (Richard M. Smith).
6. Archaic 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).

[Middle English abrod : a-, in, on; see a-2 + brod, broad; see broad.]

abroad

(əˈbrɔːd)
adv
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
4. archaic in error
[C13: from a-2 + broad]

a•broad

(əˈbrɔd)

adv.
1. in or to a foreign country or countries: famous at home and abroad.
2. in or to another continent.
3. out of doors; away from one's home: There was no one abroad in the noonday heat.
4. spread around; in circulation: Rumors of disaster were abroad.
5. broadly; widely; far and wide.
6. wide of the mark; in error.
n.
7. a foreign land or lands: imports from abroad.
[1225–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abroad - in a foreign countryabroad - in a foreign country; "markets abroad"; "overseas markets"
foreign - of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"
Adv.1.abroad - to or in a foreign countryabroad - to or in a foreign country; "they had never travelled abroad"
2.abroad - far away from home or one's usual surroundingsabroad - far away from home or one's usual surroundings; "looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall
3.abroad - in a place across an oceanabroad - in a place across an ocean    

abroad

adverb
1. overseas, out of the country, beyond the sea, in foreign lands About 65 per cent of our sales come from abroad.
2. about, everywhere, circulating, at large, here and there, current, all over, in circulation There is still a feeling abroad that this change must be recognised.
Quotations
"Abroad is unutterably bloody and foreigners are fiends" [Nancy Mitford The Pursuit of Love]
Proverbs
"Go abroad and you'll hear news of home"
Translations
بِالـخارِجخَارِج البِلادمُنْتَشِرْ، يَدُور
do cizinydo zahraničív ciziněv oběhu
i cirkulationi omløbi udlandettil udlandetudenlands
ulkomailla
u inozemstvo
külföldönkülföldre
á kreikierlendis
海外に
해외에
į užsienįplačiaiužsienyjevisur
ārzemēsvisur
v zahraničí
na tujem
utomlands
ต่างประเทศ
herkesin ağzındaortalıktayurt dışınayurt dışındayurtdışı
ở nước ngoài

abroad

[əˈbrɔːd] ADV
1. (= in foreign country) → en el extranjero
to live abroadvivir en el extranjero
to go abroadir al extranjero
he had to go abroad (fleeing) → tuvo que salir del país
when the minister is abroadcuando el ministro está fuera del país
our army abroadnuestro ejército en el extranjero
our debts abroadnuestras deudas en el exterior
troops brought in from abroadtropas traídas del extranjero
2. (frm) (= about) there is a rumour abroad thatcorre el rumor de que ...
how did the news get abroad?¿cómo se divulgó la noticia?
3. (o.f.) (= outside) → fuera
there were not many abroad at that hourhabía poca gente por las calles a aquella hora

abroad

[əˈbrɔːd] adv
(in a foreign country)à l'étranger
to go abroad → partir à l'étranger
(= around) there is a rumour abroad that ... → le bruit court que ...
there is a feeling abroad that ... → on a le sentiment que ...

abroad

adv
im Ausland; to go/be sent abroadins Ausland gehen/geschickt werden; from abroadaus dem Ausland
(esp liter: = out of doors) → draußen; to venture abroadsich nach draußen or ins Freie wagen; he was abroad very earlyer war schon sehr früh unterwegs
there is a rumour (Brit) or rumor (US) abroad that …ein Gerücht geht um or kursiert, dass …; to get abroadan die Öffentlichkeit dringen ? publish
(liter: = far and wide) scatterweit

abroad

[əˈbrɔːd] adv (in foreign parts) → all'estero
to go abroad → andare all'estero
there is a rumour abroad that ... (fig) (frm) → si sente dire in giro che..., circola la voce che...
how did the news get abroad? (fig) (frm) → come si è sparsa or diffusa la notizia?

abroad

(əˈbroːd) adverb
1. in or to another country. He lived abroad for many years.
2. current; going around. There's a rumour abroad that she is leaving.

abroad

بِالـخارِج do zahraničí til udlandet im Ausland στο εξωτερικό en el extranjero ulkomailla à l’étranger u inozemstvo all’estero 海外に 해외에 in het buitenland utenlands za granicą no estrangeiro за границей utomlands ต่างประเทศ yurtdışı ở nước ngoài 在国外
References in classic literature ?
The family doctor gave her cod liver oil, then iron, then nitrate of silver, but as the first and the second and the third were alike in doing no good, and as his advice when spring came was to go abroad, a celebrated physician was called in.
But I have just heard that it has been settled that mamma and the children are coming abroad for a part of the winter, and mamma wishes me to go with them to Hyeres, where Georgina has been ordered for her lungs.
The fact is, for more than a century the various owners in the succession here, with the exception of a short time, have lived abroad.
For else, young men shall go hooded, and look abroad little.
This arrangement was brought about by the persistence of the girls, who insisted that they were never allowed to go abroad because their parents were too anxious to marry them off.
A letter also came from her husband, saying he hoped to be back early in March, and then they would get ready for that journey abroad which he had promised her so long, which he felt now fully able to afford; he felt able to travel as people should, without any thought of small economies--thanks to his recent speculations in Wall Street.
As soon as all business matters are settled, I am going abroad for some months, to try the relief of change of scene.
A SWALLOW, returning from abroad and especially fond of dwelling with men, built herself a nest in the wall of a Court of Justice and there hatched seven young birds.
It was now the month of December, as I said above, in my twenty- third year; and this, being the southern solstice (for winter I cannot call it), was the particular time of my harvest, and required me to be pretty much abroad in the fields, when, going out early in the morning, even before it was thorough daylight, I was surprised with seeing a light of some fire upon the shore, at a distance from me of about two miles, toward that part of the island where I had observed some savages had been, as before, and not on the other side; but, to my great affliction, it was on my side of the island.
However, as the two men had also a design upon them, as I have said, though a much fairer one than that of burning and murdering, it happened, and very luckily for them all, that they were up and gone abroad before the bloody-minded rogues came to their huts.
A RICH Woman having returned from abroad disembarked at the foot of Knee-deep Street, and was about to walk to her hotel through the mud.
They can examine for themselves whether there has been anything in the public career of that country since, at home or abroad, which suggests that those influences and tendencies really did exist.