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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·broad adv.
 1. At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad.
    The fox roams far abroad.   --Prior.
 2. Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad.
    I went to St. James', where another was preaching in the court abroad.   --Evelyn.
 3. Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad. “Another prince . . . was living abroad.”
 4. Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.
    He went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter.   --Mark i. 45.
 To be abroad. (a) To be wide of the mark; to be at fault; as, you are all abroad in your guess. (b) To be at a loss or nonplused.