Meaning of ABROAD in English
adv. 1 in or to a foreign country or countries. 2 over a wide area; in different directions; everywhere (scatter abroad). 3 at large; freely moving about; in circulation (there is a rumour abroad). 4 archaic in or into the open; out of doors. 5 archaic wide of the mark; erring. from abroad from another country.
[ ME f. A(2) + BROAD ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012