in or to a foreign country or countries:
famous at home and abroad.
in or to another continent:
Shall we go to Mexico or abroad this summer?
out of doors; from one place to another; about:
No one was abroad in the noonday heat. The owl ventures abroad at night.
spread around; in circulation:
Rumors of disaster are abroad.
broadly; widely; far and wide.
wide of the mark; in error.
a foreign land or lands:
imports from abroad.
In response, Iran has carried out mass arrests at home—and backed a series of offensives against ISIS abroad.
Iran Says It’s Under Attack by ISIS Jassem Al Salami October 8, 2014
This is a local facilitator and two operatives coming from abroad on a mission with a connection to al Qaeda.
Unraveling Al Qaeda’s Plot Against Spain Bruce Riedel August 6, 2012
There is a struggle between freedom and fundamentalism in our time, both at home and abroad.
Islam’s Civil War John Avlon September 12, 2011
To add to his woes, the president is repeatedly stiff-armed, both at home and abroad.
The Sprawling, Dimming Age of Obama Lloyd Green June 29, 2013
He faces problems at home and abroad that only someone who can carry the nation with him would be capable of solving.
Obama Is the New Reagan Jeffrey Hart November 3, 2008
The day that he arrived there he proposed to me to accompany him abroad.
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
They tried it out at home and when it proved a success, they carried it abroad.
Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
He came back here leading Battery B. His promotion was due to distinguished service performed while abroad.
The Utah Batteries: A History Charles R. Mabey
My physician and my guardian, not knowing what else to do with me, sent me abroad.
Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
The criticism heaped on Ebenezer for his part in it had only served to make him more arrogant at home and abroad.
The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
to or in a foreign country or countries
(of news, rumours, etc) in general circulation; current
out in the open
over a wide area
(archaic) in error
mid-13c., “widely apart,” from Old English on brede, which meant something like “at wide” (see 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.).
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. to put aside; put an end to. Contemporary Examples “The government cannot just abrogate contracts,” Larry Summers said yesterday. Give the Bonuses Back—Or Else Matt Miller March 15, 2009 Historical Examples Why should the ruling classes seek to […]
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. to put aside; put an end to. Historical Examples To this, Russia replied, by declaring the Concordat of 1867 abrogated. History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science John William Draper The charter had been abrogated, but the […]
the act or an instance of , or repealing: abrogation of the treaty’s responsibility. Historical Examples Most important among them is the enactment, interpretation, suspension, and abrogation of all laws of the republic. The Governments of Europe Frederic Austin Ogg Demand for abrogation of Partition is tantamount to demand for Home Rule. Indian Home Rule […]
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. to put aside; put an end to. verb (transitive) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul v. 1520s, from Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare “to annul, repeal (a law),” from ab- “away” (see ab-) + […]