1

overseas

play
adverb over·seas \ˌō-vər-ˈsēz\

Definition of overseas

  1. :  beyond or across the sea lived overseas for a time

Examples of overseas in a sentence

  1. The troops were sent overseas.

1533

First Known Use of overseas

1533


2

overseas

play
adjective over·seas \ˈō-vər-ˌsēz\

Definition of overseas

  1. 1 :  of or relating to movement, transport, or communication over the sea an overseas liner

  2. 2 :  situated, originating in, or relating to lands beyond the sea overseas installations overseas immigrants

1678

First Known Use of overseas

1678


OVERSEAS Defined for English Language Learners

1

overseas

play
adverb over·seas \ˌō-vər-ˈsēz\

Definition of overseas for English Language Learners

  • : in or to a foreign country that is across a sea or ocean


OVERSEAS Defined for Kids

1

overseas

play
adverb over·seas \ˌō-vər-ˈsēz\

Definition of overseas for Students

  1. :  to or in a foreign country that is across the sea I lived overseas.


2

overseas

play
adjective over·seas

Definition of overseas for Students

  1. :  involving, occurring in, or intended for lands across the sea overseas trade



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up overseas? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ