in or to a foreign country or countries: famous at home and abroad.
in or to another continent: Shall we go to Mexico or abroad this summer?
out of doors; from one place to another; about: No one was abroad in the noonday heat. The owl ventures abroad at night.
spread around; in circulation: Rumors of disaster are abroad.
broadly; widely; far and wide.
wide of the mark; in error.
a foreign land or lands: imports from abroad.
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How to use abroad in a sentence
Since her arrival in Dubai, Kriel has welcomed members of the city’s well-heeled Jewish community and travelers from abroad, including the chief rabbi of Poland, to her home for holiday and Sabbath dinners.
By redoubling its investments in clean-energy innovation at home and recommitting to its promises abroad, the United States can speed the development of technologies critical for deep decarbonization.To confront the climate crisis, the US should launch a National Energy Innovation Mission | Amy Nordrum | September 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
According to its official website, the fund was set up to collect donations from India and abroad to “undertake and support relief or assistance of any kind relating to a public health emergency or any other kind of emergency.”Lack of transparency over Modi’s Covid-19 relief fund hurts Indian democracy | Vidya Venkat | September 14, 2020 | Quartz
In 2018, Berkshire invested in two payments companies abroad, plowing $600 million altogether into Brazil’s StoneCo and India’s Paytm in deals that were largely attributed to Todd Combs, one of Berkshire’s portfolio managers.Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys up Snowflake ahead of its IPO | Lucinda Shen | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
After several delays from its planned July release date, the movie opened abroad on August 26 and did reasonably well, grossing about $53 million in its opening weekend, higher than analysts’ projected $40 million.This is the most important movie weekend of the year | Alissa Wilkinson | September 4, 2020 | Vox
I had been studying abroad in London, and came back to finish the semester at Tufts.
A single father, he had been living abroad and returned when his mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014 | William Boot | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those who served abroad were treated with suspicion that they had been infected by European diplomacy.
Youssef said the jailings are not only driving the community underground but pushing many to move abroad.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like every other Spanish general in supreme command abroad, Polavieja had his enemies in Spain.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
While the fortress was undermining at home, they were not idle, who were preparing to storm it from abroad.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
And thou didst multiply riddles in parables: thy name went abroad to the islands far off, and thou wast beloved in thy peace.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Germany invests money abroad, but she seems to borrow as much, and more, in the discount markets of London and Paris.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
In the town the European mode of living is entirely prevalent—more so than in any other place abroad that I have seen.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for abroad
to or in a foreign country or countries
(of news, rumours, etc) in general circulation; current
out in the open
over a wide area
archaic in error
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