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Definition of Abreast

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side by side, in alignment; on top of, up-to-date; well-informed
Abreast Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(adv.)
Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.
  
(adv.)
Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of.
  
(adv.)
Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."
  
(adv.)
At the same time; simultaneously.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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abreast
\a*breast"\ (&?;), adv. [pref. a- + breast.]
1. side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "two men could hardly walk abreast."
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.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Adverb
1. alongside each other, facing on the same direction
Abreast Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The situation of two or more ships lying with their sides parallel, and their heads equally advanced; in which case they are abreast of each other. Abreast of any place, means off or directly opposite to it.
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
Side by side; by the side of.