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 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversea. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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