Antonyms for abreast:
Synonyms for abreast:
side by side.
Other synonyms and related words:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for abreast:
- It was scarcely possible that nine ships, which had never sailed in company with each other, could maintain, for any length of time, a line abreast before the wind so exactly as to be able to form in a line ahead when required, especially in a dark night with a strong breeze; and it must be evident that any ship which advanced at all ahead of the others could never get into the line of battle when the signal was made to form it on either tack. - "Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I", Sir John Ross.
- For, to those advanced students who have kept well abreast of the chemical tide, it offers a calm philosophy. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- During the voyage in daytime he would at one time signal to " sail in column," and at another signal " abreast in line." - "Hellenica", Xenophon.