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abroad 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/əˈbrôd/,
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In or to a foreign country or countries,
  1. Foreign countries considered collectively
    • - servicemen returning from abroad
Adverb
  1. In or to a foreign country or countries
    • - we usually go abroad for a week in May
    • - competition from companies at home and abroad
  2. Out of doors
    • - few people ventured abroad from their warm houses
  3. In different directions; over a wide area
    • - millions of seeds are annually scattered abroad
  4. (of a feeling or rumor) Widely current
    • - there is a new buccaneering spirit abroad
  5. Freely moving about
    • - con artists abroad on the streets of the town
  6. Wide of the mark; in error


  1. to or in a foreign country; "they had never travelled abroad"
  2. afield: far away from home or one's usual surroundings; "looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall
  3. overseas: in a place across an ocean
  4. countries or lands abroad; At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely
  5. Any geographic location not in the aggregate United States, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the other areas.
  6. Seed growing in European socialist countries is controlled by the state and is organized along specialized principles or on a contractual basis on state and cooperative farms. The production of the highest reproduction seeds is concentrated in research organizations. ...
  7. Your feelings about that country, or the culturally held view of it; being in a new or changed life situation. If abroad or going abroad: making a change, doing something new; wanting to escape your present environment; getting away from it all. ...
  8. Places outside of the United States where you can go to model, such as London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo.
  9. A country other than England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales where UK tax laws do not apply.
  10. When we dream of being abroad means that there is problem in your life that your not tackling.  You are escaping your tasks.  Its quite possible that you may feel to go and escape from your daily life.  You may feel a bit stressed out from time to time. ...
  11. To dream that you are abroad, or going abroad, foretells that you will soon, in company with a party, make a pleasant trip, and you will find it necessary to absent yourself from your native country for a sojourn in a different climate.
  12. (1377): Outside. This took on the original meaning of about when that word took on its current meaning in the 13th century. A slightly older meaning was ‘widely or greatly scattered’. It took on its more familiar meaning of ‘going to foreign lands’ in the mid-15th century.
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