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1 : At the same time; simultaneously.

2 : Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.

3 : Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of.

4 : Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."

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1 : Abreast

adv.

At the same time; simultaneously.

2 : Abreast

adv.

Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.

3 : Abreast

adv.

Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of.

4 : Abreast

adv.

Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."

This word abreast uses (7) total characters with white space

This word abreast uses (7) total characters with white out space

This word abreast uses 6 unique characters: A B E R S T

Number of all permutations npr for abreast word is (720)

Number of all combination ncr for abreast word is (720)

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From Wiktionary

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Adverb
      • 1.3.1 Usage notes
      • 1.3.2 Synonyms
      • 1.3.3 Translations
    • 1.4 Adjective
    • 1.5 Preposition
    • 1.6 References
    • 1.7 Anagrams

English[edit]

WOTD – 7 December 2015

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abrest, equivalent to a- (on, at) +‎ breast, meaning “breasts (chests) in line, side-by-side and exactly equally advanced”;[1] roughly “breast-by-breast”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈbɹɛst/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Hyphenation: abreast

Adverb[edit]

abreast (not comparable)

  1. Side by side and facing forward. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470.)][2]
    • 2012 July 15, Richard Williams, “Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track”, in Guardian Unlimited[1]:
      On Sunday afternoon it was as dark as night, with barely room for two riders abreast on a gradient that touches 20%.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Thomas Babington Macaulay, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Two men could hardly walk abreast.
  2. (figuratively) Alongside; parallel to. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][2]
  3. Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][2]
  4. Followed by of or with: up to a certain level or line; equally advanced. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][2]
    She believes it is important to keep abreast of new scientific developments.
  5. (nautical) Side by side; also, opposite; on a line with the vessel's beam. [First attested in the late 17th century.][2]
  6. (obsolete) At the same time; simultaneously.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Thomas Fuller, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Abreast therewith began a convocation.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (nautical): Abreast is followed by the word of.
  • (alongside): Abreast is followed by with or of.
  • (informed): Abreast is followed by with or of.
  • (up to a certain level): Abreast is followed by with or of.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (informed): apprised, up to date/up-to-date

Translations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

abreast (not comparable)

  1. Side by side, facing forward. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470.)][2]
  2. (figuratively) Alongside; parallel to. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][2]
  3. Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted. [First attested in the mid 17th century.][2]
  4. Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced[First attested in the mid 17th century.][2]
    to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.
    • c. 1900, Kate Chopin, A Reflection
      Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
  5. (nautical) Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam. [First attested in the late 17th century.][2]

Preposition[edit]

abreast

  1. Abreast of; alongside.[3]
    This ship sank abreast the island.

References[edit]

  • “abreast” at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • abreast in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  1. ^ “abreast” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 “abreast” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.
  3. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5

Anagrams[edit]

  • Baaster, Sabater, Tabares, abaters