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Meaning of ABREAST

Pronunciation:  u'brest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  alongside each other, facing on the same direction
  2. [adj]  beside one another in a row or rank; "they came down the street two abreast"

ABREAST is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aligned, alined, arow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*breast"\, adv. [Pref. a- + breast.]
1. Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, ``Two men could
   hardly walk abreast.'' --Macaulay.

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

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

4. At the same time; simultaneously. [Obs.]

         Abreast therewith began a convocation. --Fuller.

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