[adverb, noun oh-ver-seez; adjective oh-ver-seez]
- over, across, or beyond the sea; abroad: to be sent overseas.
- of or relating to passage over the sea: overseas travel.
- situated beyond the sea: overseas territories.
- pertaining to countries, associations, activities, etc., beyond the sea: overseas military service; overseas commitments.
- (used with a singular verb) countries or territories across the sea or ocean.
Also especially British, o·ver·sea [adverb oh-ver-see; adjective oh-ver-see] /adverb ˌoʊ vərˈsi; adjective ˈoʊ vərˈsi/ (for defs 1–4).
Origin of overseas
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Examples from the Web for oversea
There was nothing heterodox in the view put forward by this preacher from oversea.The Message
Alec John Dawson
Her area, exclusive of oversea possessions, was 11,373 square miles.
But Napoleon's oversea move of nine years later was rash in the extreme.Terre Napoleon
The oversea voyage possesses a greater appeal to the imagination.Merchantmen-at-Arms
David W. Bone
Dagda's cauldron came from Murias, probably an oversea world.The Religion of the Ancient Celts
J. A. MacCulloch
- beyond the sea; abroad
- of, to, in, from, or situated in countries beyond the sea
- Also: oversea (ˌəʊvəˈsiː) of or relating to passage over the sea
- (functioning as singular) informal a foreign country or foreign countries collectively
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Word Origin and History for oversea
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