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Adjective
/ˈfôrən/,/ˈfär-/,
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Of, from, in, or characteristic of a country or language other than one's own,
  1. Of, from, in, or characteristic of a country or language other than one's own
    • - a foreign language
  2. Dealing with or relating to other countries
    • - foreign policy
  3. Of or belonging to another district or area

  4. Coming or introduced from outside
    • - the quotation is a foreign element imported into the work
  5. (of a law or restriction) Outside the local jurisdiction

  6. Strange and unfamiliar
    • - I suppose this all feels pretty foreign to you
  7. Not belonging to or characteristic of
    • - crime and brutality are foreign to our nature and our country

  1. of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"
  2. 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: 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: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"
  5. (foreignness) the quality of being alien or not native; "the strangeness of a foreigner"
  6. From a different country; Belonging to a different culture; Of an object, etc, in a place where it does not belong; From a different one of the states of the United States, as of a state of residence or incorporation; Belonging to a different organization, company etc
  7. A numismatic item not from the United States.
  8. A term that generally covers a number of imperfect flavors coming from contamination, for example, rubbery or moldy.
  9. Native somewhere else (adjective). Same as alien and exotic (see explanation under exotic).
  10. First: An accounting method based on the assumption that foreign status merchandise is disposed of first. Permission to use "foreign first" must be obtained from U.S. customs and is granted on a case-by-case basis.
  11. Its 15th century origins mean from another country or abroad.  Some find it unacceptable because of its racist overtones linked with immigration law. ...
  12. These preferred stocks are issued by a foreign corporation in US dollars. The legal rights of the holder are dictated by the rules of the issuer’s country.
  13. Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (FCPA): A United States federal law (15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq.) generally prohibiting US companies and citizens and foreign companies listed on a US stock exchange from bribing foreign public officials to obtain or retain business. ...
  14. You can also have any number of foreign groups active at the same time. These are groups that use non-native non-secondary back ends for getting news.
  15. mission is located in the territory of a foreign country and may not guarantee the physical arrival of an Estonian to the territory of Estonia.
  16. loans are another source of slang, perhaps especially so in the case of Estonian, where many foreign words seem so familiar (or so powerful) to the young that they use them in slang too, e.g. absull (meaning, 'absolutely'). ...
  17. lightly moderated because the mods can't speak any other language than their own
  18. adjective. A different country than one's home country; unknown person, people, idea, thing. "This idea is totally foreign to me." This sentence means: "I don't understand this idea at all."
  19. less slender than the oriental type, but nevertheless a cat with a slight build and generally athletic look. Typical example breeds would be the Abyssinian cat and the Turkish Angora. Some people consider the foreign and oriental body types as being the same, however.
  20. That which belongs to another country; that which is strange. 1 Peters, R. 343.
  21. The independent country to which an immigrant entering under the preference system is accredited. No more than 7 percent of the family-sponsored and employment-based visas may be issued to natives of any one independent country in a fiscal year. ...
  22. That which belongs to, or operates in accordance with, another nation, territory, state, or jurisdiction, as in the case of nonresident trustees, corporations, or persons.
  23. A non U.S. company with securities trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market.
  24. Any or all matchcovers, match books, or matchboxes that were manufactured in a foreign country (outside the United States but not including Canada) or that advertise a business establishment, product or service for use or sale in that foreign country. ...
  25. Describes a variety of taste faults (e.g., moldy, rubbery) caused by contamination of the coffee beans.