What's the difference between
abroad and overseas
- Beyond the borders vs. beyond the sea. --Florian Blaschke 16:29, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
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As noun. It is apparently only used in this sense in the term near abroad, which is one calque of a post-Soviet Russian term, referring to now-independent countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union. Is it used as a noun in any other collocation? DCDuring TALK 21:46, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
- I think it might be possible to find enough hits for this to qualify (as non-standard), for example
- "I am a xenophiliac; I love abroad" (The parliamentary debates (Hansard).: House of Lords official report)
- "I am not, however, a xeno- phobe: obviously, abroad has some good ideas — arranged marriages, violent revolutions and so on." (New statesman society, Volumes 3-4)
Fugyoo 06:10, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
- And apparently King George V is known for saying "
Aboard?I hate abroad" Fugyoo 06:12, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
- What, when the stationmaster said, "All aboard"? The character of Uncle Matthew in Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate said, "Abroad is unutterably bloody and all foreigners are fiends", which is as much of a noun use of an adverb as "Today is a good day to die". —Angr 06:54, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
- "Used abroads" seems to be a category referred to in philately. — Pingkudimmi 07:01, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
- Passed. - -sche (discuss) 03:10, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Is it then an idiom? From is the only preposition that is used before abroad --Backinstadiums (talk) 12:02, 3 February 2021 (UTC)