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abroad

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A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Etymology

Prefix a- + broad

Pronunciation

Adverb

abroad (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
abroad

Comparative
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  1. At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad
    Quotations
    • The fox roams far abroad - Prior
  2. Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad
    Quotations
    • I went to St. James', where another was preaching in the court abroad - Evelyn
  3. Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad
    Quotations
    • Another prince ... was living abroad - Macaulay
  4. Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.
    Quotations
    • He went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter. - Mark 1-45

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • To be abroad
    1. To be wide of the mark; to be at fault; as, you are all abroad in your guess.
    2. To be at a loss or nonplussed.

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