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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