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, overseasadjective

    in a foreign country

    "markets abroad"; "overseas markets"

  2. oversea, overseasadverb

    being or passing over or across the sea

    "some overseas trade in grain arose"

  3. oversea, overseasadverb

    beyond or across the sea

    "He lived overseas for many years"

  4. overseas, abroadadverb

    in a place across an ocean


  1. overseasadverb


    Overseas branches of the company are doing well.

  2. overseasadverb

    Across a sea.

    Her overseas trip went well.

  3. overseasadjective


    Overseas branches of the company are doing well.

  4. overseasadjective

    Living (being resident) in a foreign country.

    Overseas Chinese communities exist in North and South America.

  5. overseasadjective

    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

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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. Jewell Loyd:

    Obviously, you want her back safe, but overseas is overseas and that’s what the focus of this campaign also is — to (show) how much women have to go through and not having the choice to stay home. All of us play overseas, and I think understanding that we have great marketing and great talent here in the states and understand that we should be here and be able to play here. So that’s the focus as well. You get better at your craft. BRITTNEY GRINER ARREST IN MIDST OF RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR 'KIND OF A PERFECT STORM,' SPORTS ATTORNEY SAYS Diana Taurasi, center, of Team USA greets Jewell Loyd (4) and Brittney Griner (15) as they make their way to the bench for a timeout at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena Aug. 6, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (Getty Images).

  2. Sigit Priadi Pramudito:

    Our priority is to pull back overseas funds. If we don't do anything, who benefits? It's Singapore, there's no other way to take back those funds. The money has been stored in Singapore for decades.

  3. John Carey:

    The big story is the dollar, and it continues to strengthen. That is a double-edged kind of development in that it will lead to more investor interest in the United States, but on the other hand it hampers the ability of U.S. multinationals to compete overseas.

  4. State Department:

    We are aware of reports that several U.S. citizens are detained in Yemen. Due to privacy considerations, we do not have any further personal details or information to share. The protection of U.S. citizens overseas is one of the Department of State's highest priorities. We strive to assist U.S. citizens detained abroad whenever possible.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    The FBI is still gathering the facts about what happened in San Bernardino, but here's what we know: The victims were brutally murdered and injured by one of their co-workers and his wife, so far we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home.

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