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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


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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>

1892

First Known Use of overseas

1892


OVERSEAS Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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overseas

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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.>


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adjective over·seas

Definition of overseas for Students

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


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