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overseas (adj.)

1580s, "foreign, from beyond the sea," from earlier oversea "transmarine, of or pertaining to movement over the sea," 1550, from over- + sea. The adverb, "across or beyond the sea," is attested from 1580s, from earlier adverb oversea (late Old English). As an adjective, 1892 in English; earlier oversea, "of or pertaining to movement over the sea"(1749). Popularized during World War I as a British euphemism for "colonial." As a noun, "foreign parts," by 1919.

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Definitions of overseas
1
overseas (adv.)
beyond or across the sea;
He lived overseas for many years
Synonyms: oversea
overseas (adv.)
in a place across an ocean;
Synonyms: abroad
2
overseas (adj.)
in a foreign country;
overseas markets
Synonyms: abroad
overseas (adj.)
being or passing over or across the sea;
some overseas trade in grain arose
Synonyms: oversea
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