A*broad" (#), adv. [Pref. a- + broad.]


At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad.

The fox roams far abroad. Prior.


Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad.

I went to St. James', where another was preaching in the court abroad. Evelyn.


Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad.

"Another prince . . . was living abroad."



Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.

He went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter. Mark i. 45.

To be abroad. (a) To be wide of the mark; to be at fault; as, you are all abroad in your guess. (b) To be at a loss or nonplused.


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