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Foreign vs. Overseas

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  • Foreign (adjective)

    Located outside a country or place, especially one's own.

    "foreign markets; foreign soil"

    "He liked visiting foreign cities."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Originating from, characteristic of, belonging to, or being a citizen of a country or place other than the one under discussion.

    "foreign car; foreign word; foreign citizen; foreign trade"

    "There are many more foreign students in Europe since the Erasmus scheme started."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Relating to a different nation.

    "foreign policy; foreign navies"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Not characteristic of or naturally taken in by an organism or system.

    "foreign body; foreign substance; foreign gene; foreign species"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Alien; strange.

    "It was completely foreign to their way of thinking."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    From a different one of the states of the United States, as of a state of residence or incorporation.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Belonging to a different organization, company etc.

    "My bank charges me $2.50 every time I use a foreign ATM."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Outside, outdoors, outdoor.

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreign person, particularly:

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreigner: a person from another country.

  • Foreign (noun)

    An outsider: a person from another place or group.

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreign ship.

  • Foreign (noun)

    : an outhouse.

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreign area, particularly:

  • Foreign (noun)

    A non-guildmember.

  • Foreign (noun)

    An area of a community that lies outside the legal town or parish limits.

  • Foreign (noun)

    Short for various phrases, including foreign language, foreign parts, and foreign service.

  • Overseas (adjective)

    Abroad.

    "Overseas branches of the company are doing well."

  • Overseas (adjective)

    Living (being resident) in a foreign country.

    "Overseas Chinese communities exist in North and South America."

  • Overseas (adjective)

    Across a sea; to or in an area across a sea.

    "Her overseas trip went well."

  • Overseas (adverb)

    Abroad.

    "He emigrated and now lives overseas."

  • Overseas (adverb)

    Across a sea; to an area across a sea.

    "She travelled overseas."

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  • Foreign (adjective)

    of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own);

    "foreign trade"

    "a foreign office"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    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"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    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"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source;

    "water free of extraneous matter"

    "foreign particles in milk"

  • Overseas (adjective)

    in a foreign country;

    "markets abroad"

    "overseas markets"

  • Overseas (adjective)

    being or passing over or across the sea;

    "some overseas trade in grain arose"

  • Overseas (adverb)

    beyond or across the sea;

    "He lived overseas for many years"

  • Overseas (adverb)

    in a place across an ocean

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