abread

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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.