Definitions for offshoreˈɔfˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɒf-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offshore, seaward(adj)

    (of winds) coming from the land

    "offshore winds"

  2. offshore(adverb)

    at some distance from the shore

    "offshore oil reserves"; "an offshore island"

  3. offshore(adverb)

    away from shore; away from land

    "cruising three miles offshore"


  1. Offshore(a.)

    Located in the waters near the shore; as, offshore drilling.

  2. Offshore(a.)

    Operating or located in a foreign country; as, an offshore bank account; offshore mutual funds.


  1. offshore(Verb)

    To use foreign labour to substitute for local labour.

  2. offshore(Adverb)

    Away from the shore.

  3. offshore(Adverb)

    At some distance from the shore.

  4. offshore(Adjective)

    Moving away from the shore.

  5. offshore(Adjective)

    Located in the sea away from the coast.

    an offshore oil rig

  6. offshore(Adjective)

    Located in another country, especially one having beneficial tax laws.


  1. Offshore

    Offshore is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats in Battersea by the Thames. The novel centralizes around the idea of liminality, expanding upon it to include the notion: 'liminal people,' people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but somewhere in-between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • في الخارجArabic
  • Off-Shore-, offshoreGerman
  • αρόδου, εξωχώριοςGreek
  • [[lejos]] [[de]] [[la]] [[costa]], [[exportar]] [[trabajos]] al [[extranjero]], [[alejado]] [[de]] [[la]] [[costa]], [[alejándose]] [[de]] [[la]] [[costa]], [[mandar]] [[trabajos]] a [[otros]] [[países]], extranjero, ultramar, mar adentroSpanish
  • ulkomaalainen, merelle suuntautuva, merellä, rannastaFinnish
  • offshoreFrench
  • օֆշորայինArmenian
  • al largoItalian
  • オフショアJapanese
  • whakawahoMāori
  • средморе, движење далеку од брегот, странски, странскаMacedonian
  • buiten de kustDutch
  • офшорный, в открытом мореRussian

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