overseas

[adv., n. oh-ver-seez; adj. oh-ver-seez] /adv., n. ˌoʊ vərˈsiz; adj. ˈoʊ vərˈsiz/
adverb
1.
over, across, or beyond the sea; abroad:
"to be sent overseas."
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to passage over the sea:
"overseas travel."
3.
situated beyond the sea:
"overseas territories."
4.
pertaining to countries, associations, activities, etc., beyond the sea:
"overseas military service; overseas commitments."
noun
5.
(used with a singular verb) countries or territories across the sea or ocean.
Also, especially British, oversea
[adv.oh-ver-see; adj.oh-ver-see] /adv.ˌoʊ vərˈsi; adj.ˈoʊ vərˈsi/ (Show IPA),
(for defs 1–4).
Origin
before 1150; oversea (Middle English overse, Old English ofer sǣ; see over-, sea) + -s3 or -s1
British Dictionary definitions for oversea
overseas
 
adv
1.  beyond the sea; abroad
 
adj
2.  of, to, in, from, or situated in countries beyond the sea
3.  Also: oversea of or relating to passage over the sea
 
n
4.  informal (functioning as singular) a foreign country or foreign countries collectively

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Word Origin and History for oversea
overseas
1583, from over + sea. Popularized WWI as a British euphemism for "colonial."
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