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View synonyms for overseas

overseas

[ adverb noun oh-ver-seez; adjective oh-ver-seez ]

adverb

  1. over, across, or beyond the sea; abroad:

    to be sent overseas.



adjective

  1. of or relating to passage over the sea:

    overseas travel.

  2. situated beyond the sea:

    overseas territories.

  3. pertaining to countries, associations, activities, etc., beyond the sea:

    overseas military service; overseas commitments.

noun

  1. (used with a singular verb) countries or territories across the sea or ocean.

overseas

adverb

  1. beyond the sea; abroad


adjective

  1. of, to, in, from, or situated in countries beyond the sea
  2. Alsooverseaˌəʊvəˈsiː of or relating to passage over the sea

noun

  1. informal.
    functioning as singular a foreign country or foreign countries collectively
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Word History and Origins

Origin of overseas1

before 1150; oversea ( Middle English overse, Old English ofer sǣ; over-, sea ) + -s 3 or -s 1
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Example Sentences

Corea toured constantly overseas and across America, using a tour bus once owned by country star Merle Haggard.

Meanwhile, players with no interest in attending school have had to find creative alternatives, mostly overseas, for their NBA-mandated gap years.

Since most US cruise ships are registered overseas, the Passenger Vessels Service Act means all cruises to Alaska include a stop at a Canadian port.

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By the 1970s, population growth, coupled with rising inflation and competition from rebuilt overseas economies, led to budget problems for state governments.

Amazon might seem an unstoppable force in the US, but the picture has often looked different overseas.

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At least 70 percent of the children were adopted from overseas, including Russia, China, Ethiopia and Ukraine.

Now Wisconsin is considering making it mandatory for parents who adopt overseas to have their children “re-adopted” in the state.

In the early 1900s, fashion forgers often sketched designs they saw in Paris shows and sold reproductions in France and overseas.

The bill also provided $64 billion in war funding through the Overseas Contingency Operations account.

It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.

A full General landing to inspect overseas is entitled to a salute of 17 guns—well, I got my dues.

Her flower in one hand and the umbrella making a bright halo round her, she looks like a little idol from overseas.

Some Americans and Canadians may not want to go overseas; they may be opposed to fighting; they may think they are not needed.

For every overseas soldier wounded on the western front there are six of the Imperial troops wounded.

The British have five million troops under arms, of which only one-fifth are overseas.

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