overseas

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier oversea, equivalent to oversea +‎ -s. Compare West Frisian oerseesk, Dutch overzees, German Übersee, Danish oversøisk.

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AdjectiveEdit

overseas (not comparable)

  1. Abroad.
    Synonyms: transmarine, (archaic) ultramarine
    Overseas branches of the company are doing well.
  2. Used with ethnicities, nationalities, or religious affiliations: living (being resident) in a foreign country.
    Overseas Chinese communities exist in North and South America.
  3. Across a sea; to or in an area across a sea.
    Her overseas trip went well.

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AdverbEdit

overseas (not comparable)

  1. Abroad.
    He emigrated and now lives overseas.
  2. Across a sea; to an area across a sea.
    She travelled overseas.

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