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Definition of "abroad" []

  • Out of one's own country. (adverb)
  • In a foreign country or countries. (adverb)
  • Away from one's home. (adverb)
  • In circulation; at large. (adverb)
  • Covering a large area; widely: "An epidemic is abroad in America” ( Richard M. Smith). (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "abroad" in a sentence
  • "There are more students from Germany studying abroad than any other European country and it wants half of its students to spend at least a term abroad, giving Germany one of the world's most mobile student populations."
  • "He is far more popular than McCain abroad, which is a good start. —"
  • "Mclaren has won a title abroad; Harry Redknapp, on the other hand, probably doesn't know how to spell 'Calais'."