overseas


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

o·ver·seas

 (ō′vər-sēz′, ō′vər-sēz′)
adv.
Beyond the sea; abroad.
adj.
Of, relating to, originating in, or situated in countries across the sea.

overseas

adv
beyond the sea; abroad
adj
1. of, to, in, from, or situated in countries beyond the sea
2. Also: oversea of or relating to passage over the sea
n
(functioning as singular) informal a foreign country or foreign countries collectively

o•ver•seas

(adv. ˌoʊ vərˈsiz; adj. ˈoʊ vərˈsiz)

also o•ver•sea

(adv. ˌoʊ vərˈsi; adj. ˈoʊ vərˈsi)

adv.
1. over, across, or beyond the sea; abroad.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to passage over the sea.
3. of, from, or located in places across the sea; foreign.
[before 1150]

overseas

All locations, including Alaska and Hawaii, outside the continental United States.

overseas

Overseas can be an adverb or an adjective.

1. used as an adverb

If you go overseas, you visit a foreign country which is separated from your own country by sea.

Roughly 4 million Americans travel overseas each year.
2. used as an adjective

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.

We organize major programmes of overseas aid.
I met him on a recent overseas visit.

Be Careful!
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.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overseas - in a foreign countryoverseas - 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 oceanoverseas - in a place across an ocean    

overseas

adjective
1. foreign, international, export, worldwide, intercontinental overseas trade figures
adverb
1. abroad, out of the country, in foreign lands Her only relatives live overseas.
Translations
مَا وَرَاءَ الْبِحَارِما وَراء البِحار
v zámoří
i udlandetoversøiskudenlands
ulkomaillaulkomainenmerentakainenmeri
u inozemstvu
tengeren túli
handan hafsins; erlendis
海外に
해외로
į užjūrįužjūrio
aizjūras-ārzemju-uz ārzemēm
za morezámorský
čezmorskionstran morja
utomlands
ต่างประเทศ
ở nước ngoài

overseas

[ˌəʊvəˈsiːz]
A. ADV [be, live] → en el extranjero, allende el mar (liter)
to go overseasir al extranjero
to travel overseasviajar por el extranjero
visitors from overseasvisitas fpl del extranjero
to be posted overseasser destinado al extranjero
B. ADJ [student] → extranjero; [duty, trade] → exterior (Mil) [service] → en el extranjero, en ultramar
overseas marketmercado m exterior
a company with overseas interestsuna empresa con intereses en el extranjero
she was given an overseas posting/assignmentla destinaron al extranjero

overseas

[ˌəʊvərˈsiːz]
adv
(= abroad) → à l'étranger
I'd like to work overseas → J'aimerais travailler à l'étranger.
adj
[trade, market] → extérieur(e)
[visitor] → étranger/ère

overseas

adj
(= beyond the sea)in Übersee pred; country, marketüberseeisch, in Übersee; telegramnach/aus Übersee; our overseas officeunsere Zweigstelle in Übersee; an overseas visitorein Besucher maus Übersee
(= abroad)ausländisch, im Ausland; student, investmentausländisch; in overseas countriesim Ausland; an overseas visitorein Besucher maus dem Ausland, ein ausländischer Besucher; overseas tripAuslandsreise f; he won his first overseas cap this yearer hat dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal bei einem Auswärtsspiel in der Nationalmannschaft gespielt
adv to be/work overseasin Übersee/im Ausland sein/arbeiten; to go overseasnach Übersee/ins Ausland gehen; to be sent overseasnach Übersee/ins Ausland geschickt werden; from overseasaus Übersee/dem Ausland

overseas

:
overseas aid
Overseas Development
n (Brit Pol) → ˜ Entwicklungshilfe f; Minister for overseas˜ Entwicklungshilfeminister(in) m(f); overseas Administration/Agency˜ Entwicklungshilfeministerium nt
overseas trade

overseas

[ˈəʊvəˈsiːz]
1. adv (abroad) → all'estero
visitors from overseas → visitatori stranieri
2. adj (countries) → d'oltremare; (foreign) → straniero/a; (trade, market) → estero/a

overseas

(ˈəuvəsiːz) adjective
, (ouvəˈsiːz) adverb across the sea; abroad. He went overseas; overseas trade.

overseas

مَا وَرَاءَ الْبِحَارِ v zámoří i udlandet in Übersee υπερπόντια en el extranjero ulkomailla outre-mer u inozemstvu all’estero 海外に 해외로 overzees utenlands za morze no estrangeiro заморский utomlands ต่างประเทศ denizaşırı ở nước ngoài 海外
References in classic literature ?
There had been a remand, then assurances on the part of a harassed father, and the young man had gone out to bear the White Man's Burden overseas.
The flags of all nations flew in her harbour, and at the climax, the yearly coming and going overseas numbered together upwards of two million human beings.
England will never keep her trade overseas unless she is prepared to make sacrifices.
One vocational training institute, 4 colleges and 20 Public Schools had been established throughout Pakistan which provide fee concession up to 25% to Children of Overseas Pakistanis up to two children.
He expressed these views while addressing the district committee for overseas Pakistanis in DCO Office.
He was talking to a delegation of overseas Pakistanis in London on Sunday.
The Electoral Commission hopes that the new online process will encourage more UK nationals living overseas to register to take part in elections from overseas, said an announcement from the British High Commission in Nicosia.
Chapter 4 provides an overview of the Chinese regulatory authorities -- China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) being responsible for application and approval for imported overseas medical device registration and recordation to give the direction of gateway for imported overseas medical devices registration and recordation.
OFWs, immigrants, seafarers and qualified students studying overseas, who are about to leave for abroad, and who are not yet registered as Overseas Voter, may now register at this newly launched facility.
China Life president Kuo Yu-ling said China Life will invest in overseas businesses prudently.
The broad objectives of the conference include showcasing the schemes and initiatives taken by the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry and respective State Governments for skill upgradation and pre-departure orientation programmes, and creating awareness about the procedures adopted for promotion of regular migration and preventing irregular migration from India.
FDA's overseas offices have engaged in a variety of activities to help ensure the safety of imported products, but officials report challenges that could limit their effectiveness, due to an increasing workload and other factors.