Definition of abroad adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈbrɔːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈbrɔːd//
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  1. 1  in or to a foreign country to be/go/travel/live abroad She worked abroad for a year. imports of cheap food from abroad He was famous, both at home and abroad (= in his own country and in other countries). For a holiday abroad you need a valid passport. Wordfinderabroad, backpack, border, guide, passport, resort, sightseeing, tourist, travel, visa
  2. 2(formal) being talked about or felt by many people There was news abroad that a change was coming.
  3. 3(old use) outside; outdoors
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from a- ‘on’ + broad.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abroad