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o•ver•seas(adv. ˌoʊ vərˈsiz; adj. ˈoʊ vərˈsiz)
also o•ver•sea(adv. ˌoʊ vərˈsi; adj. ˈoʊ vərˈsi)
Overseas can be an adverb or an adjective.
If you go overseas, you visit a foreign country which is separated from your own country by sea.
Overseas is used in front of a noun to describe things relating to countries across the sea from your own country. Overseas has a similar meaning to 'foreign', but is more formal. You use it especially when talking about trade, finance, and travel.
Don't use 'overseas' after 'be' with this meaning. If you say that someone is overseas, you do not mean that they are foreign; you mean that they are visiting a foreign country.
|Adj.||1.||overseas - in a foreign country; "markets abroad"; "overseas markets"|
foreign - of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"
|2.||overseas - being or passing over or across the sea; "some overseas trade in grain arose"|
marine - relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
|Adv.||1.||overseas - beyond or across the sea; "He lived overseas for many years"|
|2.||overseas - in a place across an ocean|
to go overseas → ir al extranjero
to travel overseas → viajar por el extranjero
visitors from overseas → visitas fpl del extranjero
to be posted overseas → ser destinado al extranjero