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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 song by British electronic music artist Chicane. It was released as his debut single from the album Far from the Maddening Crowds on 2 December 1996. The song reached number five in the United States on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, number 12 in Ireland and number 14 in the United Kingdom. A bootleg by Australian DJ Anthony Pappa was given an official release in 1997 titled "Offshore '97". This version peaked at number 17 in the UK.


  1. offshore

    Offshore generally refers to a location or activity that is situated, operated or conducted beyond or outside one's own country's boundaries, often to take advantage of more favorable conditions or regulations. Commonly, it is used in context of financial matters, such as offshore banking and offshore investments, or industries like offshore drilling for oil and gas.


  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. Tom Carper:

    It blatantly ignores the lessons learned of an entirely preventable disaster. It ignores the incredible risks posed by an improperly managed and irregularly inspected offshore oil rig.

  2. Seb Dovey:

    Offshore assets tend to be more complex in their structure which derives a higher fee.

  3. Scott Couzner:

    There is a clear increase in offshore corporates looking to take advantage of the strengthening economic ties between Australia and Asia.

  4. The FIU:

    The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has been assisting in an international investigation into allegations surrounding the strategic Malaysian fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), detailed information relating to offshore entities registered in Seychelles and other matters were passed to the competent authorities of investigating states.

  5. The Coast Guard:

    The Coast Guard is searching for the master of a 32-foot fishing vessel that sank Saturday morning approximately 35 miles offshore Florence, missing is Mike Morgan, 68.

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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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