What does overseas mean?

Definitions for overseas
ˌoʊ vərˈsiz; ˈoʊ vərˈsiz; ˌoʊ vərˈsi; ˈoʊ vərˈsiover·seas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abroad, overseas(adj)

    in a foreign country

    "markets abroad"; "overseas markets"

  2. oversea, overseas(adverb)

    being or passing over or across the sea

    "some overseas trade in grain arose"

  3. oversea, overseas(adverb)

    beyond or across the sea

    "He lived overseas for many years"

  4. overseas, abroad(adverb)

    in a place across an ocean


  1. overseas(Adverb)


    Overseas branches of the company are doing well.

  2. overseas(Adverb)

    Across a sea.

    Her overseas trip went well.

  3. overseas(Adjective)


    Overseas branches of the company are doing well.

  4. overseas(Adjective)

    Living (being resident) in a foreign country.

    Overseas Chinese communities exist in North and South America.

  5. overseas(Adjective)

    Across a sea.

    Her overseas trip went well.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overseas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3613

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overseas' in Adverbs Frequency: #399

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overseas' in Adjectives Frequency: #486

How to pronounce overseas?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say overseas in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overseas in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overseas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of overseas in a Sentence

  1. David Rubincam:

    David Rubincam remains certain about the radical motivation of the then-imam from Mohamed Ibrahim. David Rubincam’s an extremist religious zealot of the worst kind … David Rubincam went to the University of al-Madinah in Saudi Arabia. David Rubincam was educated as an Islamic religious scholar. mohamed Ibrahim was over here to raise money through the Hawala system of -- of money transfer to fund them overseas and to recruit people to their cause to actually go back to Somalia to take up arms or go into Ethiopia and take up arms.

  2. Joshua Walden:

    A federal government approach that is overly prescriptive regarding the deployment of new hardware and software will deter the private sector’s ability to invent and compete in the marketplace, worse, it will drive us to relocate our business planning and R&D overseas, where we are being welcomed by foreign countries eager for investment in this new technology area.

  3. Sameer Singh:

    This deal might just give them enough of a patent trove to move to Western markets, their position in China has been under constant attack from even lower-end Android vendors, so moving overseas is now a necessity.

  4. President Hiroshi Shimizu:

    We cannot expand life insurance and asset management by ourselves alone overseas, we need to find partners that we can have long-term trust relationship with.

  5. Chairman Pai:

    Scammers often robocall us from overseas, and when they do, they typically spoof their numbers to try and trick consumers, call center fraudsters often pretend to be calling from trusted organizations and use pressure tactics to steal from Americans. We must attack this problem with every tool we have. With these new rules, well close the loopholes that hamstring law enforcement when they try to pursue international scammers and scammers using text messaging.

Images & Illustrations of overseas

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