transoceanic

adjective

trans·​oce·​an·​ic ˌtran(t)s-ˌō-shē-ˈa-nik How to pronounce transoceanic (audio)
ˌtranz-
1
: crossing or extending across the ocean
a transoceanic telephone cable
2
: lying or dwelling beyond the ocean

Examples of transoceanic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The full-displacement 197-footer is also outfitted for transoceanic voyages, with a plush interior ensuring comfort on long stints at sea and a ton of amenities providing endless entertainment on the water. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Apr. 2024 Catamarans tend to be associated with casual coastal cruising rather than lengthy transoceanic expeditions, but Cristiano Mariani of CMA could help change that. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2024 At a coarse level, there are three types of shipping, transoceanic or deepwater routes, short sea or near shore routes and inland shipping. Michael Barnard, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Many of the most affordable transoceanic cruises are known as repositioning cruises: one-time itineraries offered when a line needs to relocate their ship, often due to seasonal changes. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Feb. 2024 And the land border means China can transport cars to Russia by rail, an important factor because China lacks its own fleet of transoceanic carrier ships for vehicle exports. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 With a longer vacation window surrounding Christmas and New Year’s Day, travelers are setting out on a wide-ranging set of trending destinations, including a mix of classic urban cities, warm weather getaways, and even transoceanic trips. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Dec. 2023 Modern society has been shaped by, and depends on, many complex, interlocked systems—GPS, the internet, transoceanic shipping. Chelsea Leu, The Atlantic, 7 Nov. 2023 The Italian design studio tapped into its engineering prowess to create a blue-water cruiser that is capable of tackling transoceanic voyages. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of transoceanic was in 1827

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“Transoceanic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transoceanic. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

transoceanic

adjective
trans·​oce·​an·​ic tran(t)s-ˌō-shē-ˈan-ik How to pronounce transoceanic (audio)
tranz-
1
: lying or dwelling beyond the ocean
a transoceanic land
2
: crossing or extending across the ocean
a transoceanic voyage
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