Abroad

Adverb

  • Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470.)]
  • Played elsewhere than one's home grounds; as in a sport's team.
  • ‚Äč(dated) Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350.)]

    "to walk abroad"

  • Not on target; astray; in error; confused; dazed. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
  • (dated) At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350.)]

    "A tree spreads its branches abroad."

  • (dated) Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; moving without restriction. [First attested in the late 15th century.]

Noun

  • (rare) Countries or lands abroad. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

Preposition

  • Throughout, over.

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