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OVERSEAS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overseas mean? 

OVERSEAS (adjective)
  The adjective OVERSEAS has 2 senses:

1. in a foreign country
2. being or passing over or across the sea

  Familiarity information: OVERSEAS used as an adjective is rare.


OVERSEAS (adverb)
  The adverb OVERSEAS has 2 senses:

1. beyond or across the sea
2. in a place across an ocean

  Familiarity information: OVERSEAS used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERSEAS (adjective)


Sense 1overseas [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a foreign country

Synonyms:

abroad; overseas

Context examples:

markets abroad / overseas markets

Similar:

foreign (of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own))


Sense 2overseas [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or passing over or across the sea

Synonyms:

oversea; overseas

Context example:

some overseas trade in grain arose

Similar:

sea (relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships)


OVERSEAS (adverb)


Sense 1overseas [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beyond or across the sea

Synonyms:

oversea; overseas

Context example:

He lived overseas for many years


Sense 2overseas [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a place across an ocean

Synonyms:

over the sea; beyond the sea; overseas; abroad


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