abroad *** adv

abroad *** 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?

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  • abroad — (adv.) mid 13c., widely apart, from O.E. on brede, which meant something like at wide (see BROAD (Cf. broad) (adj.)). The sense out of doors, away from home (late 14c.) led to the main modern sense of out of one s country, overseas (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Abroad — A*broad , adv. [Pref. a + broad.] 1. At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad. [1913 Webster] The fox roams far abroad. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abroad — adv. from abroad (he had to return from abroad) * * * [ə brɔːd] from abroad (he had to return from abroad) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • abroad — [ə brôd′] adv. [ME abrode < on brod: see ON & BROAD] 1. broadly; far and wide 2. in circulation; current [a report is abroad that he has won] 3. outside one s house; outdoors [to stroll abroad] 4 …   English World dictionary

  • abroad — adv. 1 in or to a foreign country or countries. 2 over a wide area; in different directions; everywhere (scatter abroad). 3 at large; freely moving about; in circulation (there is a rumour abroad). 4 archaic in or into the open; out of doors. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abroad — adv. Abroad is used with these verbs: ↑expand, ↑export, ↑flee, ↑invest, ↑live, ↑study, ↑transfer, ↑travel, ↑venture …   Collocations dictionary

  • abroad — adv. RG. 542 …   Oldest English Words

  • abroad — adv 1. in foreign parts, out of the country, overseas, on the continent, U.S. in Europe, beyond seas; wandering, traveling, vacationing, on one s travels; distant, afar off. 2. away, about, out, out of doors, out of the house, not at home, in the …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • abroad — [[t]əbrɔ͟ːd[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV, be ADV, from ADV If you go abroad, you go to a foreign country, usually one which is separated from the country where you live by an ocean or a sea. I would love to go abroad this year, perhaps to… …   English dictionary

  • abroad — a|broad W3S2 [əˈbro:d US əˈbro:d] adv [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: abroad over a wide area (13 21 centuries), from broad] 1.) in or to a foreign country ▪ I ve never lived abroad before. ▪ She often goes abroad on business. ▪ We never travelled… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abroad — /euh brawd /, adv. 1. in or to a foreign country or countries: famous at home and abroad. 2. in or to another continent: Shall we go to Mexico or abroad this summer? 3. out of doors; from one place to another; about: No one was abroad in the… …   Universalium

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