1. [syn: abreast(p), au courant, au fait, up on(p)]
1. alongside each other, facing in the same direction;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: alongside each other, facing in the same direction
adj 1: being up to particular standard or level especially in
being up to date in knowledge; "kept abreast of the
latest developments"; "constant revision keeps the book
au courant"; "always au fait on the latest events"; "up
on the news" [syn: abreast(p), au courant, au fait,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "abreast":
abeam, acquainted, along by, alongside, au courant, au fait,
beside, by, coextensively, collaterally, contemporary, conversant,
equidistantly, in parallel, informed, nondivergently, parallelly,
parallelwise, red-hot, side-by-side, up, up-to-date,