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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offshore, seawardadjective

    (of winds) coming from the land

    "offshore winds"

  2. offshoreadverb

    at some distance from the shore

    "offshore oil reserves"; "an offshore island"

  3. offshoreadverb

    away from shore; away from land

    "cruising three miles offshore"


  1. Offshoreadjective

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

  2. Offshoreadjective

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


  1. offshoreverb

    To use foreign labour to substitute for local labour.

  2. offshoreadverb

    Away from the shore.

  3. offshoreadverb

    At some distance from the shore.

  4. offshoreadjective

    Moving away from the shore.

  5. offshoreadjective

    Located in the sea away from the coast.

    an offshore oil rig

  6. offshoreadjective

    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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  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. James Ives:

    If nobody needs to go offshore, that removes people from a potentially hazardous environment.

  2. Williie Goodwin:

    That is going to be sustaining our communities, i can't shut the door on them and say, 'No offshore and no mining'.

  3. Benjamin Laws:

    There are no known connections between any of these offshore wind activities and any whale strandings, regardless of species.

  4. Adam Bandt:

    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?.

  5. Morris Cohen:

    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
  • offshoreFrench
  • अपतटीयHindi
  • օֆշորայինArmenian
  • al largoItalian
  • offshoreHebrew
  • オフショアJapanese
  • whakawahoMāori
  • странска, странски, движење далеку од брегот, средмореMacedonian
  • buiten de kustDutch
  • no marPortuguese
  • в открытом море, офшорныйRussian
  • 海上Chinese

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