- adv. 在国外；到海外
- adj. 往国外的
- n. 海外；异国
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来自古英语on brede. broad, 宽，喻指出门，离家，后指出国。
- abroad:  It was only in the 15th century that abroad came to mean ‘in foreign parts’. Earlier, it had been used for ‘out of doors’, a sense still current today, if with a rather archaic air; but originally it meant ‘widely’ or ‘about’ (as in ‘noise something abroad’). It was formed quite simply from a ‘on’ and the adjective broad, although it was probably modelled on the much earlier (Old English) phrase on brede, in which brede was a noun, meaning ‘breadth’.
- abroad (adv.)
- mid-13c., "widely apart," from Old English on brede, which meant something like "at wide" (see a- (1) + broad (adj.)). The sense "out of doors, away from home" (late 14c.) led to the main modern sense of "out of one's country, overseas" (mid-15c.).
- 1. He rented out his house while he worked abroad.
- 2. He also collects things for the house on his travels abroad.
- 3. Most of those who left the province to work abroad were unskilled.
- 4. There are signs of paramilitary activity supported from abroad.
- 5. He doesn't think English-born players can cut it abroad.
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