Adjective "abroad" definition and examples

(Abroad may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈbrɔːd/

Definitions and examples

adverb

In or to a foreign country or countries.
  1. 'competition from companies at home and abroad'
  2. 'So despite the widespread acceptance of bioengineered crops in this country, farmers still worry whether they'll be able to sell what they grow at home and abroad.'
  3. 'The commission says the healthcare aspect of the proposal, allowing patients to go abroad to get treatment due to long waiting lists in their home countries, clarifies the existing practice.'
  4. 'Please don't go abroad without travel insurance.'
  5. 'When a nation faces deadly attacks on its citizens at home and abroad, it is only reasonable to expect that its leaders will take appropriate measures to increase security.'
  6. 'Such flexibility is obviously one of the reasons it can compete so effectively against vigorous competition at home and abroad.'
  7. 'Why do they think they are so much better than everyone else when they go abroad?'
  8. 'His informal style of speech and amicable personality, combined with professional experience at home and abroad make him a distinctive figure in contemporary Japan.'
  9. 'Simon, who is hoping to go abroad on a long holiday when it is all over, added: ‘Never fall out with your family, you never know when you might need them.’'
  10. 'There were opportunities for considerable travel at home and abroad.'
  11. 'That should lead to sharp reductions in market share and employment both at home and abroad, and a likely wave of foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies.'
In different directions; over a wide area.
  1. 'Therefore is the name of it called Babel, because the Lord did dare confound the language of all the Earth and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the Earth.'
  2. 'They were scattered abroad over the face of the earth.'
  3. 'there is a new buccaneering spirit abroad'
  4. 'First, there may be an entrepreneurial spirit increasingly abroad in Sweden and its cultural industries that has led to a wave of start-ups.'
  5. 'A spirit of enquiry is abroad among the Chinese, and there is a class of students, by no means small in number, who receive with avidity instruction on scientific matters from the West.'
  6. 'Some wonder why, if the police knew of the businessman's illegal activities, he was abroad in the streets, in his luxury car or designer bar, rather than in jail.'
  7. 'When traditional people speak of ‘spirits’ that are abroad, they tend to refer to presence such as the wind, or the creative force of a word.'
  8. 'The OED gives, ‘When a nation is in the throes of revolution, wild spirits are abroad in the storm.’'
Out of doors.
  1. 'There wouldn't be enough time to drop by the Academy before nightfall, and he didn't particularly want to be abroad in the streets then.'
Wide of the mark; in error.

    noun

    Foreign countries considered collectively.
    1. 'I believe it a positive development when people from abroad buy land in a country, it can help economically.'
    2. 'Anyone who begins to have recurring, shaking chills up to one year after returning home from abroad should seek professional medical care.'
    3. 'America's 18 Nato allies stated last night that attacks could be considered an attack on the whole alliance if it turned out they were directed from abroad.'
    4. 'Some 680 companies from 20 countries and areas will showcase their products, with 340 companies from abroad.'
    5. 'Even the lovely ladies from abroad know the difference between Harrods and Aldi.'
    6. 'During peak season, at least 25 per cent of customers in the Grafton Street area are visitors from abroad.'
    7. 'Airships regularly landed there bringing tourists from abroad to enjoy the facilities and the area has also hosted a round Britain air race, football cup finals and an international boat race.'
    8. 'While they are buying well-known brand names and waiting for prestige and fat profits to result, they tend to forget the major difference between home and abroad.'
    9. 'Direct investment from abroad has also fallen.'
    10. 'Their latest move was divulged yesterday at the same time as the National Farmers Union warned that bringing home food or plants from abroad could bring a serious risk of spreading disease.'

    More definitions

    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 noonday heat. The owl ventures abroad at night.

    4. spread around; in circulation: Rumors of disaster are abroad.

    5. broadly; widely; far and wide.

    6. wide of the mark; in error. noun

    7. a foreign land or lands: imports from abroad.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "trips can be abroad in/at/on years."

    "strings can be abroad in years."

    "operations can be abroad for treatments."

    "taxes can be abroad for lendings."

    "people can be abroad in/at/on years."

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    Origin

    Middle English: from a- ‘on’ + broad.