What does Foreign mean?

Definitions for Foreign
ˈfɔr ɪn, ˈfɒr-For·eign

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. foreign(Noun)

    foreigner

    Etymology: 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).

  2. foreign(Adjective)

    From a different country.

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

    Etymology: 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).

  3. foreign(Adjective)

    belonging to a different culture.

    Eating with chopsticks was a foreign concept to him.

    Etymology: 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).

  4. foreign(Adjective)

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

    foreign body

    Etymology: 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).

  5. foreign(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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 Dictionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foreign

    for′in, adj. belonging to another country: from abroad: alien: not belonging to, unconnected: not appropriate.—adj. For′eign-built, built in a foreign country.—ns. For′eigner, a native of another country; For′eignness, the quality of being foreign: want of relation to something: remoteness. [O. Fr. forain—Low L. foraneus—L. foras, out of doors.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. foreign

    Of another country or society; a word used adjectively, being joined with divers substantives in several senses.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. foreign

    Not of one’s country; not native; alien; from abroad.

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

How to pronounce Foreign?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Foreign in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Foreign in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Foreign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Foreign in a Sentence

  1. Ben McAdams:

    Before making any judgments, I want to know the facts of what occurred between the President and Ukraine, i share Sen. (Mitt) Romney's view that If the President used his position to pressure a foreign power to dig up dirt on a rival for his own personal gain, it would be deeply troubling. I believe it would be a betrayal of the loyalty owed to our country and the Constitution.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    God can rewrite your story. Yes of course, in case you don't know. God can rewrite your story from being miserable to being enviable and from the worst to the best. As a matter of fact, he (God) rewrote the story of Jabez. And that's why, he changed his name and enlarged his coast too, scripture reference (1st Chronicle 4 : 10). Moreover, he (God) equally rewrote the story of Joseph. Now, that's why he made him (Joseph) a prime minister/general overseer in a foreign country (Egypt) to be specific, scripture reference Genesis 41 : 41-45. As well, he (God) rewrote the story of Esther. And that's why, Esther surprisingly became a queen in a foreign nation (Babylon) to be precise, scripture reference Esther 2 : 17. Besides, God rewrote the story of David. And that's why, he (God) transformed him (David) from being a shepherd to being the most celebrated king of Israel, scripture reference 1st Samuel 16 : 1 -13. Now, the above instances truly signifies that, God can surely and ­­effortlessly rewrite your story no matter how miserable and terrible your past life or current condition seems to you. Listen up, all you've got to do is this, just believe undoubtedly that he (God) can rewrite your story. Then, equally trust and wait patiently on him to do it in his own time and not at all, in your own time.

  3. Gary Johnson:

    I don’t think there is any question that if Hillary is elected, government is going to expand. With regard to military and foreign policy, she has been an architect, is anything going to change with regards to foreign policy? No.

  4. Michel Del Buono:

    There are questions about regulatory snafus and there are questions about valuations. It is a stock picker's market there, what they really want is to make their markets more credible. They want more foreign investors to come in and they see it as patient money, you see it as patient money.

  5. Michael Horowitz:

    FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE : TEXTS REVEAL FBI CLASHED WITH DOJ OVER BIASED SOURCE IN FISA APPLICATION USED TO SURVEIL TRUMP AIDE Other individuals included in the House GOPs request for information were former FBI Director James Comey, then-Special Agent Peter Strzok, and senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr -- who became a back channel between Christopher Steele and the FBI, after Christopher Steele was fired by the bureau on the eve of the 2016 presidential election over Christopher Steele contacts with the media. The answer from DOJ was, Were working on this -- kicking the can down the road was a constant theme, one source explained. On Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, speaking during a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., confirmed that Michael Horowitz office is continuing to probe potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act( FISA) abuses. Former FBI director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 Conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. ( Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) We have a FISA-related review that people might have heard about that the deputy attorney general asked us to take a look at, but Im not going to dwell on that.

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