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Definitions for offshore
ˈɔfˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɒf-off·shore
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(of winds) coming from the land
at some distance from the shore
"offshore oil reserves"; "an offshore island"
away from shore; away from land
"cruising three miles offshore"
Located in the waters near the shore; as, offshore drilling.
Operating or located in a foreign country; as, an offshore bank account; offshore mutual funds.
To use foreign labour to substitute for local labour.
Away from the shore.
At some distance from the shore.
Moving away from the shore.
Located in the sea away from the coast.
an offshore oil rig
Located in another country, especially one having beneficial tax laws.
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.
The numerical value of offshore in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of offshore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of offshore in a Sentence
If nobody needs to go offshore, that removes people from a potentially hazardous environment.
That is going to be sustaining our communities, i can't shut the door on them and say, 'No offshore and no mining'.
There are no known connections between any of these offshore wind activities and any whale strandings, regardless of species.
With two refugees setting themselves on fire after being sent to offshore detention camps, will (the minister for immigration) finally accept the consequences of putting desperate people in a situation even worse than the trauma they are fleeing?.
It is happening. And in selected industries, it's a major thing. But just as much as companies are returning, there are other situations where companies continue to offshore, either to Asia or to other parts of the world.
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- في الخارجArabic
- offshore, Off-Shore-German
- εξωχώριος, αρόδουGreek
- extranjero, ultramar, [[lejos]] [[de]] [[la]] [[costa]], mar adentro, [[mandar]] [[trabajos]] a [[otros]] [[países]], [[alejándose]] [[de]] [[la]] [[costa]], [[alejado]] [[de]] [[la]] [[costa]], [[exportar]] [[trabajos]] al [[extranjero]]Spanish
- rannasta, merellä, merelle suuntautuva, ulkomaalainenFinnish
- al largoItalian
- странска, странски, движење далеку од брегот, средмореMacedonian
- buiten de kustDutch
- no marPortuguese
- в открытом море, офшорныйRussian
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