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Abrest vs. Abreast

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Abrest

Abrest (French pronunciation: ​[abʁɛ]; Occitan: Abrèt) is a commune in the Allier department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France. The commune is one of the 37 communes in the urban area of Vichy and is also part of Vichy Auvergne countryside.

Abreastadverb

Side by side and facing forward.

Abreastadverb

(figurative) Alongside; parallel to.

Abreastadverb

Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted.

Abreastadverb

Followed by of or with: up to a certain level or line; equally advanced.

‘She believes it is important to keep abreast of new scientific developments.’;

Abreastadverb

(nautical) Side by side; also, opposite; on a line with the vessel's beam.

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Abreastadverb

(obsolete) At the same time; simultaneously.

Abreastadjective

Side by side, facing forward.

Abreastadjective

(figurative) Alongside; parallel to.

Abreastadjective

Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted.

Abreastadjective

Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced

‘to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.’;

Abreastadjective

(nautical) Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam.

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Abreastpreposition

Abreast of; alongside.

‘This ship sank abreast the island.’;

Abreastadverb

Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."

Abreastadverb

Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; - with of.

Abreastadverb

Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.

Abreastadverb

At the same time; simultaneously.

‘Abreast therewith began a convocation.’;

Abreastadverb

alongside each other, facing on the same direction

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