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overseas

adverb over·seas \ ˌō-vər-ˈsēz \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of overseas

: beyond or across the sea
  • lived overseas for a time

Examples of overseas in a Sentence

  1. The troops were sent overseas.

Recent Examples of overseas from the Web

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First Known Use of overseas

1533

in the meaning defined above

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overseas

adjective over·seas \ ˈō-vər-ˌsēz \

Definition of overseas

1 : of or relating to movement, transport, or communication over the sea
  • an overseas liner
2 : situated, originating in, or relating to lands beyond the sea
  • overseas installations
  • overseas immigrants

Recent Examples of overseas from the Web

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First Known Use of overseas

1678

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OVERSEAS Defined for English Language Learners

overseas

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

adverb over·seas \ ˌō-vər-ˈsēz \

Definition of overseas for Students

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

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overseas

adjective

Definition of overseas for Students

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


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