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Definition of the adjective abreast

What does abreast mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
    • example: kept abreast of the latest developments
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of abreast: au courant / au fait / up on
    • similar: informed

Definition of the adverb abreast

What does abreast mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. alongside each other, facing in the same direction

Alternative definition of the adverb abreast


  1. Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted
  2. Side by side, facing forward, with breasts in a line; as,
  3. [nautical] Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; – with of.
  4. Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep 'abreast' of [or with] the present state of science.
  5. [obsolete]: At the same time; simultaneously

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Google previewFalconers Marine Dictionary (1780) (2012)

by William Falconer

ABREAST, (par le ...

Google previewAn universal dictionary of the marine ... A new edition, corrected (1780)

by William FALCONER (Poet.)

ABREAST, (par le ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transportation (2014)

Social Science and Policy by Mark Garrett

Regional jets come in three sizeswith anywhere from 27to130 seats, differentiated by howtheseats are situatedin the passenger cabin: three abreast, four abreast,and five abreast. Early RJ technology was first developed in the Soviet Union.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

The lee fleet, which is wishing to bring on an engagement, must therefore keep always on the fame tack with the weather fleet ; and taking care to keep them so exactly abreast as to prevent the least danger of losing sight of them, and hence ...

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My mother keeps me abreast of all the hometown things. (Faith Ford)
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Scrabble value of A1B3R1E1A1S1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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