Meaning of “overseas” in the English Dictionary

"overseas" in British English

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overseasadjective, adverb

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈsiːz/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsiːz/

B2 in, from, or to other countries:

We need to open up overseas markets.
There are a lot of overseas students studying at our college.
My brother is a student overseas.
Many more people go/travel/live/work overseas these days.

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  • The company has been successful in penetrating overseas markets this year.
  • If you were offered an overseas posting, would you take it?
  • After he'd served his apprenticeship he found work overseas.
  • The airline halved its overseas service because of a sharp reduction in traffic.
  • Our firm does a lot of business with overseas customers.

(Definition of “overseas” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overseas" in American English

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overseasadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈoʊ·vərˈsiz/

in, from, or to countries that are across the sea:

The Air Force was recalling troops from overseas bases.
I’ve had to travel overseas fairly often.

(Definition of “overseas” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overseas" in Business English

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overseasadjective

uk /ˌəʊvəˈsiːz/ us

in, from, or connected with another country or countries, especially across the sea:

We need to open up overseas markets.
In the following years, he expanded the firm's overseas operations.
overseas investment/investors Finance ministers have struggled to attract overseas investors.
He continued to pay state taxes while he and his family were overseas.

overseasadverb

uk /ˌəʊvəˈsiːz/ us

in or to another country or countries, especially across the sea:

They're outsourcing jobs overseas.
The company doesn't have enough capital to invest overseas.
Occasionally, I travel overseas to vet potential suppliers.

(Definition of “overseas” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)