Definition of Abreast in English :

Define Abreast in English

Abreast meaning in English

Meaning of Abreast in English

Pronunciation of Abreast in English

Abreast pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abreast in English


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1. abreast, au courant, au fait, up on

being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge

Example Sentences:
'kept abreast of the latest developments'
'constant revision keeps the book au courant'
'always au fait on the latest events'
'up on the news'


2. abreast

alongside each other, facing in the same direction

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adjective (postpositive)
alongside each other and facing in the same direction
2. (foll by of or with)
up to date (with); fully conversant (with)

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adverb, adjective
side by side, as in going or facing forward
often with of or with
informed (of) or conversant (with) recent developments

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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Side by side: ships docked two abreast.
1. Even with or by the side of another: “In the arena, we walked around, practicing good manners--when we were abreast, we kept going and didn't let the horses argue” (Jane Smiley).
2. Up to date: “Lincoln was a serious philosophical thinker who kept abreast of the leading ideas of his time” (Joshua Wolf Shenk).
In or into a position by the side of another: “Jane came out into the light and stood abreast the long white columns of the porch” (Joshua Ferris).

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