oversea

adjective or adverb

over·​sea ˌō-vər-ˈsē How to pronounce oversea (audio)
ˈō-vər-ˌsē
chiefly British

Examples of oversea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ankara’s response has been to establish an oversea line from the Turkish port of Mersin to the Israeli port of Haifa. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 28 May 2013 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

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Word History

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oversea was in the 12th century

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“Oversea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversea. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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oversea

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