1. at large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad. "The fox roams far abroad." (Prior)

2. 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)

3. Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad. "Another prince . . . Was living abroad."

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

(01 Mar 1998)

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