I. adverb Date: 1533 beyond or across the sea <
lived overseas for a time
II. adjective Date: 1892 1. of or relating to movement, transport, or communication over the sea <
an overseas liner
2. situated, originating in, or relating to lands beyond the sea <
overseas installations
overseas immigrants

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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