abreast abreast  /əb ˈrɛst/


  1. (adj) being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
  2. (adv) alongside each other, facing in the same direction



  1. The first 707s were flying with five-abreast seating, two on one side of the aisle, three on the other.
  2. Your pithy posts will pop up on all your friends' cell phones so they can keep abreast of everything you do, in real time.
  3. Men in business, government, education and science itself realize that they must look at least two decades ahead just to keep abreast, must learn to survive under totally different conditions.


  1. Harbor Beach sees its better side

    By Rich HarpFor the Tribune HARBOR BEACH — Those abreast of Harbor Beach politics were abuzz this week. They knew the meeting of the Harbor Beach City Council was about to go Hollywood.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Huron Daily Tribune

  2. Governance Watch: Corporate Political Spending

    Governance Watch is a new program from The Conference Board that helps senior legal and compliance professionals keep abreast of developments in corporate governance. It offers summaries and concise perspectives on developments affecting corporate governance.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Conference Board


  1. "There's no doubt in my mind he understands the stake of the struggle," Bush said. "And there's no doubt in my mind that he will keep me abreast of his military commanders' recommendations based upon conditions on the ground."
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

  2. Combs says, "I've always been abreast (sic) and respected the UK hip-hop scene and I look forward to great things. I think in the past maybe some of the UK hip-hop artists weren't as authentic to where they come from. (There is now) self-pride in UK...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Sean Combs Source: Peace FM Online

  3. "Considering what has happened in the Gulf of Mexico as well as other changing threats to both species and habitats, it's difficult for individuals to keep abreast of what fish are healthy and safe. This technology puts our regularly updated...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Carl Safina Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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