Synonyms for abreast

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-brest
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbrɛst

Top 10 synonyms for abreast Other synonyms for the word abreast

Définition of abreast

Origin :
  • mid-15c., on brest, from a- (1) + breast (n.); the notion is of "with breasts in line." To keep abreast in figurative sense of "stay up-to-date" is from 1650s.
  • adv next to, alongside
  • adv up-to-date
Example sentences :
  • "They would come in twenty abreast to the licks where we lay in wait for them," said the Tallega.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • As I got abreast of the main-mast, I saw some one had let run the halyards.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • By degrees they let the boat drop back till her bow was abreast of the ladder.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • They were then just abreast of the park of Montivilliers, and there they witnessed a most horrible sight.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • The window was "abreast" of them, but also it was a trifle high.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "It's abreast of the bay, that's about all, I will give in," replied Mr. Tidditt.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In fact, the squall struck before I was abreast the Colton place.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I thought I was going in the direction of home, but I could not have been—not if you were abreast the Point.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She pretended not to see him until they were abreast, and the heifers were going into the yard.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Arcolano ambled beside me; and behind us, abreast, came the men-at-arms.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini

Antonyms for abreast

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