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1. foreign

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

Example Sentences:
'foreign trade'
'a foreign office'

2. foreign, strange

relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Example Sentences:
'foreign nations'
'a foreign accent'
'on business in a foreign city'

3. alien, foreign

not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

Example Sentences:
'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, foreign

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

Example Sentences:
'water free of extraneous matter'
'foreign particles in milk'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of foreign
of, involving, located in, or coming from another country, area, people, etc
a foreign resident
dealing or concerned with another country, area, people, etc
a foreign office
not pertinent or related
a matter foreign to the discussion
not familiar; strange
in an abnormal place or position
foreign matter
foreign bodies
6. law
outside the jurisdiction of a particular state; alien

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see synonyms of foreign
situated outside one's own country, province, locality, etc.
foreign lands
of, from, or characteristic of another country or countries
foreign languages
having to do with the relations of one country to another country or countries
foreign affairs, foreign trade
see also domestic
not subject to the laws or jurisdiction of the specified country
not natural to the person or thing specified; not belonging; not characteristic
a trait foreign to one's nature
not pertinent; irrelevant
not organically belonging; introduced from outside
said of substances found in parts of the body or in organisms where they do not naturally occur

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of foreign
a. Located away from one's native country: on business in a foreign city.
b. Of, characteristic of, or from a place or country other than the one being considered: a foreign custom.
c. Conducted or involved with other nations or governments; not domestic: foreign trade.
2. Situated in an abnormal or improper place in the body and typically introduced from outside: a foreign object in the eye.
3. Not natural; alien: Jealousy is foreign to her nature.
4. Not germane; irrelevant.
5. Subject to the jurisdiction of another political unit.

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