To be abroad
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 one's abode; as, to walk abroad. [1913 Webster]

I went to St. James', where another was preaching in the court abroad. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

3. Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad. ``Another prince . . . was living abroad.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely. [1913 Webster]

He went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter. --Mark i. 45. [1913 Webster]

{To be abroad}. (a) To be wide of the mark; to be at fault; as, you are all abroad in your guess. (b) To be at a loss or nonplused. [1913 Webster]


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  • To come abroad — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall abroad of — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be taken aback — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be at home on any subject — Home Home (h[=o]m; 110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to OS. h[=e]m, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr abode, world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. k[ e]mas, and perh. to Gr. kw mh village, or to E. hind a peasant; cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be off the hinges — Hinge Hinge, n. [OE. henge, heeng; akin to D. heng, LG. henge, Prov. E. hingle a small hinge; connected with hang, v., and Icel. hengja to hang. See {Hang}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • To walk — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk after the flesh — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk after the Spirit — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk by faith — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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