Definitions for foreignˈfɔr ɪn, ˈfɒr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. foreign(adj)

    of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

    "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"

  2. foreign, strange(adj)

    relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"

  3. alien, foreign(adj)

    not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

    "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature"

  4. extraneous, foreign(adj)

    not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source

    "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. foreign(Noun)

    foreigner

  2. foreign(Adjective)

    From a different country.

    There are many more foreign students in Europe since the Erasmus scheme started.

  3. foreign(Adjective)

    belonging to a different culture.

    Eating with chopsticks was a foreign concept to him.

  4. foreign(Adjective)

    Of an object, etc, in a place where it does not belong.

    foreign body

  5. foreign(Adjective)

    From a different one of the states of the United States, as of a state of residence or incorporation.

  6. Origin: forein, from forain, from Vulgar Latin *, from foras, also spelled foris. Displaced native ellendish (from elelendisc, compare ellende, elland), eltheodish (from elþeodig, elþeodisc), and non-native peregrin (from peregrin).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Foreign(adj)

    outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government

  2. Foreign(adj)

    not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits

  3. Foreign(adj)

    remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; -- with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature

  4. Foreign(adj)

    held at a distance; excluded; exiled

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'foreign' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #559

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'foreign' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2280

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'foreign' in Adjectives Frequency: #67


Translations for foreign

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  • ต่างประเทศThai

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