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Inshore vs. Offshore

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Inshoreadjective

Close to (especially in sight of) a shore.

Offshoreadjective

Moving away from the shore.

Inshoreadjective

(of a wind) Blowing from the sea to the land.

Offshoreadjective

Located in the sea away from the coast.

‘an offshore oil rig’;

Inshoreadverb

Near the shore.

Offshoreadjective

Located in another country, especially one having beneficial tax laws.

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Inshoreadverb

Towards the shore.

Offshoreadverb

Away from the shore.

Inshoreadjective

Being near or moving towards the shore; as, inshore fisheries; inshore currents.

Offshoreadverb

At some distance from the shore.

Inshoreadjective

(of winds) coming from the sea toward the land;

‘an inshore breeze’; ‘an onshore gale’; ‘seaward winds’;

Offshoreverb

To use foreign labor to substitute for local labor.

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Inshoreadjective

close to a shore;

‘inshore fisheries’;

Offshorenoun

An area or or portion of sea away from the shore.

Inshoreadverb

toward the shore;

‘we swam two miles inshore’;

Offshorenoun

An island, outcrop, or other land away from shore.

Offshorenoun

Something or someone in, from, or associated with another country.

Offshoreadjective

From the shore; as, an offshore wind; an offshore signal.

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Offshoreadjective

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

Offshoreadjective

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

Offshoreadjective

(of winds) coming from the land;

‘offshore winds’;

Offshoreadjective

at some distance from the shore;

‘offshore oil reserves’; ‘an offshore island’;

Offshoreadverb

away from shore; away from land;

‘cruising three miles offshore’;

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