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Abreast - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Abreast' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Abreast [ adv.]
- Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."
- Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of.
- Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.
- At the same time; simultaneously.

Meaning of 'Abreast' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abreast [ s]
Meaning (1):
- being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
Example in sentence:
  • always au fait on the latest events;
  • constant revision keeps the book au courant;
  • kept abreast of the latest developments;
  • up on the news