What does the word abreast mean?

Usage examples for abreast

  1. The lady addressed waited so long before answering that the young couple came abreast of the group, and then she had to wait till they were out of hearing. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. Helen halted as she came abreast of the table, and her dancing eyes challenged her sister. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. We had five horses, three abreast before, and two behind. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
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