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[adverb, noun oh-ver-seez; adjective oh-ver-seez] /adverb, noun ˌoʊ vərˈsiz; adjective ˈoʊ vərˈsiz/

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.
adverb (ˌəʊvəˈsiːz)
beyond the sea; abroad
adjective (ˈəʊvəˈsiːz)
of, to, in, from, or situated in countries beyond the sea
Also oversea (ˌəʊvəˈsiː). of or relating to passage over the sea
noun (ˌəʊvəˈsiːz)
(functioning as sing) (informal) a foreign country or foreign countries collectively

1580s, from over + sea. Popularized during World War I as a British euphemism for “colonial.”


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