abread

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abrede, on brede, from a-, on (on) + brede (breadth), from Old English brǣdu (breadth), from Proto-Germanic *braidį̄ (breadth), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)per-, *(s)prei- (to destroy, scatter). Cognate with Dutch breedte (breadth), German Breite (breadth, width), Swedish bredd (breadth). More at broad.

Adverb[edit]

abread (comparative more abread, superlative most abread)

  1. (UK dialectal, chiefly Scotland) Abroad.