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 It would be loaded onto tankers for oversea delivery to customers in Asia. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 8 July 2021 Meanwhile, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge opened in China in 2011 as the longest oversea bridge, spanning 26 miles. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 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, 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, 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 25 Jun. 2022.

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