- 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.
Origin of overseas
Examples from the Web for overseas
At least 70 percent of the children were adopted from overseas, including Russia, China, Ethiopia and Ukraine.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
In the early 1900s, fashion forgers often sketched designs they saw in Paris shows and sold reproductions in France and overseas.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
The bill also provided $64 billion in war funding through the Overseas Contingency Operations account.Merry Christmas, Defense Contractors!
Veronique de Rugy
December 22, 2014
Australians are just not programmed for these things and look at it in general as something going on overseas.Jihadi Siege in Sydney Ends in Gunfight
Courtney Subramanian, Lennox Samuels, Chris Allbritton
December 15, 2014
“That FBI money is designed to entice somebody in the United states to help find where he is overseas,” the former agent said.Post Office Robbers More Wanted Than ISIS
December 13, 2014
But this also leaves you with a question which may take you overseas to explore Hindu philosophy.Wood Folk at School
William J. Long
"She still belongs to Transcontinent & Overseas," his father said.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
He had organised the Transport in 1914 and brought it overseas.
Slippers, overseas caps, shorts and jackets—but what jackets!The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
And this fortress—what power has moved it overseas to this mad kingdom?Humorous Ghost Stories
- 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