oversea

adjective or adverb
over·​sea | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsē How to pronounce oversea (audio) , ˈō-vər-ˌsē \

Definition of oversea

chiefly British

Examples of oversea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge opened in China in 2011 as the longest oversea bridge, spanning 26 miles. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "What It Takes to Build the World’s Most Extreme Bridges," 9 June 2020 That seems unlikely, but look for a reaction in the middle — a conventional attack on South Korean forces, more oversea ballistic missiles tests (perhaps headed toward Guam) or a cyber attack would all be plausible. James Stavridis, Time, "I Served with the Military Leaders Shaping America’s North Korea Plan. Here’s What They’ll Do Next," 24 May 2018 That seems unlikely, but look for a reaction in the middle — a conventional attack on South Korean forces, more oversea ballistic missiles tests (perhaps headed toward Guam) or a cyber attack would all be plausible. James Stavridis, Time, "I Served with the Military Leaders Shaping America’s North Korea Plan. Here’s What They’ll Do Next," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of oversea

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Oversea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversea. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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