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Definition 1: relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where foreign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foreign nations
  • a foreign accent
  • on business in a foreign city

Synonyms for foreign in the sense of this definition

(foreign is similar to ...) not having acquired citizenship

(foreign is similar to ...) being or coming from another country

"tramontane influences"

(foreign is similar to ...) used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source

"imported wines"

(foreign is similar to ...) of persons born in another area or country than that lived in

"our large nonnative population"

(foreign is similar to ...) introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation

(foreign is similar to ...) of plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing

(foreign is similar to ...) being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

"alien customs" "exotic plants in a greenhouse" "exotic cuisine"

(foreign is similar to ...) not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized

"an adventive weed"

(... are attributes of foreign) the quality of being alien or not native

"the strangeness of a foreigner"

(... are attributes of foreign) unusualness as a consequence of not being well known

Definition 2: of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own) - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where foreign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foreign trade
  • a foreign office

(foreign is similar to ...) in a foreign country

"markets abroad" "overseas markets"

(foreign is similar to ...) from or between other countries

"external commerce" "international trade" "developing nations need outside help"

(means also ...) concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations

"international affairs" "an international agreement" "international waters"

Definition 3: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where foreign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • water free of extraneous matter
  • foreign particles in milk

Synonyms for foreign in the sense of this definition

(foreign is similar to ...) making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials

"the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"

Definition 4: not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where foreign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for foreign in the sense of this definition

(foreign is similar to ...) not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

"extrinsic evidence" "an extrinsic feature of the new building" "that style is something extrinsic to the subject" "looking for extrinsic aid"

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