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abreast


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abreast  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abreast 
  adj  :  beside  one  another  in  a  row  or  rank;  "they  came  down  the 
  street  two  abreast"  [syn:  {arow}] 
  adv  :  alongside  each  other  facing  on  the  same  direction 




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