Abroad etymology


English word abroad comes from Middle English (1100-1500) a-, Middle English (1100-1500) brood (Broad.)

Etymology of abroad

Detailed word origin of abroad

Dictionary entry Language Definition
a- Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
brood Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Broad.
abrood Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
abroad English (en) (rare) Countries or lands abroad. [First attested in the mid 19th century.] Throughout, over. (dated) At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350.)]. (dated) Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; moving without restriction. [First attested in the late 15th century.]. (sports) Played elsewhere than one's home [...]

Words with the same origin as abroad

Descendants of a-

ace round