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Definitions for offshore
ˈɔfˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɒf-off·shore

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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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How to say offshore in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offshore in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offshore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of offshore in a Sentence

  1. Chen Long:

    Renminbi payments continue to rise but exports are rising faster than imports. That's how you have offshore deposits falling.

  2. Brian Segee:

    We call on the Obama administration and Interior Department to put a halt to offshore acidizing and fracking unless and until they can be proven safe for California’s irreplaceable coastline.

  3. Barack Obama:

    I share people's concerns about offshore drilling. I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well, that's precisely why my administration has worked to make sure that our oil exploration conducted under these leases is done at the highest standards possible.

  4. Joe McHugh:

    This is by far the largest number of applications received in any licensing round held in the Irish offshore, at a time of very low oil prices the strong interest in the round is very positive.

  5. Peter Chen:

    Certainly the mainstream parties, as they have reached consensus around asylum seekers and offshore detention shows that they have attempted to adopt or at least co-opt the core policy messages of some of these far right groups.

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  • 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
  • अपतटीयHindi
  • օֆշորայինArmenian
  • al largoItalian
  • offshoreHebrew
  • オフショアJapanese
  • whakawahoMāori
  • средморе, движење далеку од брегот, странски, странскаMacedonian
  • buiten de kustDutch
  • no marPortuguese
  • офшорный, в открытом мореRussian
  • 海上Chinese

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