OE on + brede; see broad, adv.
- Broadly; widely; extensively; over a broad or wide surface.
- In dispersion.
- Out of doors; out in the open air; out of one's house or abode.
- In far places; in foreign lands; out of this country; away from this geographic location.
see abroad, adv.
- Around; about; through; to various places in (cf. the OED entry).