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. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland) Abroad.