Associations to the word «Abreast»

Wiktionary

ABREAST, adverb. Side by side, facing forward. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470.)]
ABREAST, adverb. (figurative) Alongside; parallel to. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABREAST, adverb. Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABREAST, adverb. Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABREAST, adverb. (nautical) Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
ABREAST, adverb. (obsolete): At the same time; simultaneously
ABREAST, adjective. Side by side, facing forward. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470.)]
ABREAST, adjective. (figurative) Alongside; parallel to. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABREAST, adjective. Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABREAST, adjective. Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABREAST, adjective. (nautical) Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
ABREAST, preposition. Abreast of; alongside.

Dictionary definition

ABREAST, adverb. Alongside each other, facing in the same direction.
ABREAST, adjective. Being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge; "kept abreast of the latest developments"; "constant revision keeps the book au courant"; "always au fait on the latest events"; "up on the news".

Wise words

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