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for·eign

 (fôr′ĭn, fŏr′-)
adj.
1.
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.

[Middle English forein, from Old French forain, from Late Latin forānus, on the outside, from Latin forās, outside; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.]

for′eign·ness n.
Synonyms: foreign, alien, exotic, strange
These adjectives mean of, from, or characteristic of another place or part of the world: a foreign accent; alien customs; exotic birds; moved to a strange city.

foreign

(ˈfɒrɪn)
adj
1. of, involving, located in, or coming from another country, area, people, etc: a foreign resident.
2. dealing or concerned with another country, area, people, etc: a foreign office.
3. not pertinent or related: a matter foreign to the discussion.
4. not familiar; strange
5. in an abnormal place or position: foreign matter; foreign bodies.
6. (Law) law outside the jurisdiction of a particular state; alien
[C13: from Old French forain, from Vulgar Latin forānus (unattested) situated on the outside, from Latin foris outside]
ˈforeignly adv
ˈforeignness n

for•eign

(ˈfɔr ɪn, ˈfɒr-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or derived from another country or nation: foreign cars.
2. of or pertaining to contact or dealings with other countries: foreign relations.
3. external to one's own country or nation: a foreign country.
4. carried on abroad, or with other countries: foreign trade.
5. belonging to or coming from another place.
6.
a. of or pertaining to law outside the local jurisdiction.
b. of or pertaining to the jurisdiction of another state, nation etc.
7. not belonging to the place or body where found: foreign matter in a chemical mixture.
8. not connected with the thing under consideration: That topic is foreign to our discussion.
9. alien in character; irrelevant or inappropriate.
10. strange; unfamiliar.
[1200–50; Middle English forein < Old French forain, forein << Latin forās outside]
for′eign•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foreign - of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"
international - concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters"
domestic - of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"
2.foreign - 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"
native - characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
3.foreign - 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"
extrinsic - 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"
4.foreign - not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"
adulterant, adulterating - making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"

foreign

adjective
2. unassimilable, external, extraneous, outside rejected the transplanted organ as a foreign object
3. uncharacteristic, inappropriate, unrelated, incongruous, inapposite, irrelevant He fell into a gloomy mood that was usually so foreign to him.
4. unfamiliar, strange, unknown, alien, undiscovered, uncharted, unexplored, unplumbed The whole thing is foreign to us.

foreign

adjective
1. Of, from, or characteristic of another place or part of the world:
Archaic: outlandish.
2. Not part of the essential nature of a thing:
Translations
أجْنَبيأَجْنَبِيّغَريب
cizícizozemskýzahraniční
fremmedudenlandskukendt
fremda
muukalainenulkomaalainenulkomainenvierasvierasmaalainen
stran
idegenkülföldi
erlendurframandi
外国の
외국의
nepažįstamas žmogusužsienietisužsieninisužsienio
ārlietu-ārzemju-neatbilstošssvešādssvešs
străin
zahraničný
tuj
utländsk
เกี่ยวกับต่างประเทศ
lạnước ngoàixa lạ

foreign

[ˈfɒrɪn]
A. ADJ
1. (gen) [person, country, language] → extranjero; [import] → del extranjero; [debt] → exterior
this was her first foreign holidayéstas eran sus primeras vacaciones en el extranjero
her job involves a lot of foreign travelsu trabajo supone que tiene que viajar a menudo por el extranjero
foreign newsnoticias fpl internacionales
2. (Pol) [minister, ministry] → de asuntos exteriores; [policy, relations] → exterior
3. (frm) (= extraneous) [object, substance] → extraño
4.
foreign to
4.1. (= uncharacteristic of) → ajeno a, impropio de
such behaviour was foreign to his natureeste comportamiento era ajeno a or impropio de su carácter
4.2. (= unfamiliar to) → ajeno a
it's an idea which is completely foreign to themes una idea que les resulta totalmente ajena
B. CPD foreign affairs NPLasuntos mpl exteriores
Secretary of State for Foreign AffairsSecretario/a m/f de Estado para Asuntos Exteriores
foreign affairs correspondent Ncorresponsal mf de asuntos exteriores
foreign agent Nagente mf extranjero/a
foreign aid N (= aid to other countries) → ayuda f al extranjero, ayuda f internacional; (= aid from abroad) → ayuda f internacional
foreign body N (frm) → cuerpo m extraño (frm)
foreign correspondent Ncorresponsal mf en el extranjero
foreign debt Ndeuda f externa or exterior
foreign exchange N (= currency) → divisas fpl; (= reserves) → reservas fpl de divisas; (= market) → mercado m de divisas; (= system) → cambio m de divisas
tourism is Thailand's biggest earner of foreign exchangeel turismo es la principal fuente de divisas para Tailandia
on the foreign exchangesen los mercados de divisas
foreign exchange dealer Nagente mf de cambio, operador(a) m/f cambiario/a or de cambio
foreign exchange market Nmercado m de divisas
foreign exchange reserves NPLreservas fpl de divisas
foreign exchange trader N = foreign exchange dealer foreign exchange trading Noperaciones fpl de cambio (de divisas)
foreign investment N (from abroad) → inversión f extranjera; (in other countries) → inversión f en el extranjero
the Foreign Legion Nla legión extranjera
Foreign Minister NMinistro/a m/f de Asuntos Exteriores
Foreign Ministry NMinisterio m de Asuntos Exteriores
foreign national Nciudadano/a m/f extranjero/a
the Foreign Office N (Brit) → el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
foreign policy Npolítica f exterior
Foreign Secretary N (Brit) → Ministro/a m/f de Asuntos Exteriores
foreign trade Ncomercio m exterior

foreign

[ˈfɒrɪn] adj
[language] → étranger/ère; [person] → étranger/ère; [trade] → extérieur(e); [holiday] → à l'étranger
(= unfamiliar) foreign to → étranger/ère àforeign affairs nplaffaires fpl étrangèresforeign body ncorps m étrangerforeign correspondent ncorrespondant(e) m/f à l'étrangerforeign currency ndevises fpl étrangèresforeign currency income napport m de devises étrangères

foreign

adj
person, productausländisch; food, customs, appearancefremdländisch; to be foreign (person)Ausländer(in) m(f)sein; a quarter of the population is foreignein Viertel der Bevölkerung sind Ausländer or kommt aus dem Ausland; foreign countriesdas Ausland; he came from a foreign countryer kam aus dem Ausland; foreign travelAuslandsreisen pl; she was on her first foreign tripsie machte zum ersten Mal eine Auslandsreise; foreign debtAuslandsverschuldung f; foreign investmentAuslandsinvestition f; foreign newsAuslandsnachrichten pl, → Nachrichten plaus dem Ausland
(= alien)Fremd-; foreign matterFremdstoffe pl; foreign body or objectFremdkörper m; to be foreign to somebodyjdm fremd sein; behaviour that was foreign to his natureein Verhalten, das seiner Natur fremd war

foreign

:
foreign affairs
plAußenpolitik f; spokesman on foreignaußenpolitischer Sprecher
foreign agent
n (in espionage) → ausländischer Agent; (Comm etc) → Auslandsvertreter(in) m(f)
foreign aid
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
n (Brit) → Außenministerium nt
foreign-born
foreign correspondent
nAuslandskorrespondent(in) m(f)
foreign currency
nDevisen pl

foreign

:
foreign exchange
n
(= currency)Devisen pl; foreign reservesDevisenreserven pl
(= system, trading)Devisenmarkt m, → Devisenhandel m; (= location)Devisenbörse f; on the foreignsan den Devisenbörsen
(= stock exchange)Auslandsbörse f
foreign experience
foreign language
nFremdsprache f; it was like a foreign to me (fig)das waren böhmische Dörfer für mich (inf)
attr filmfremdsprachig; foreign assistantFremdsprachenassistent(in) m(f); foreign skillsFremdsprachenkenntnisse pl
foreign legion
Foreign Minister
nAußenminister(in) m(f)
foreign national
Foreign Office
n (Brit) → Auswärtiges Amt
foreign policy
n (Pol) → Außenpolitik f
foreign relations
pl (Pol) → Auslandsbeziehungen pl
Foreign Secretary
n (Brit) → Außenminister(in) m(f)
foreign trade
nAußenhandel m

foreign

[ˈfɒrɪn] adj
a. (language, tourist) → straniero/a; (policy, trade) → estero/a
foreign investment → investimento all'estero
b. (not natural) → estraneo/a
deceit is foreign to his nature → ingannare non è nel suo carattere

foreign

(ˈforən) adjective
1. belonging to a country other than one's own. a foreign passport.
2. (with to) not naturally part of. Anger was foreign to her nature.
ˈforeigner noun
1. a person from another country.
2. an unfamiliar person.

foreign

أَجْنَبِيّ cizí fremmed fremd ξένος extranjero ulkomaalainen étranger stran straniero 外国の 외국의 buitenlands fremmed zagraniczny estrangeiro иностранный utländsk เกี่ยวกับต่างประเทศ yabancı nước ngoài 外国的

foreign

a. extranjero-a; extraño-a.

foreign

adj extraño; — body cuerpo extraño; — proteins proteínas extrañas
References in classic literature ?
This note, prettily written on scented paper, was a great contrast to the next, which was scribbled on a big sheet of thin foreign paper, ornamented with blots and all manner of flourishes and curly-tailed letters.
Faintly he realized that the atmosphere of old times and places that he had always cultivated in his own mind was strange and foreign to the thing that was growing up in the minds of others.
he exclaimed in gutteral English, using about half of his foreign vocabulary.
I pricked up my ears, for it was positively the first time I had ever heard a foreign tongue.
There was something which Edna thought very French, very foreign, about their whole manner of living.
This beast, I rather conclude, friend, is not of home raising, but is from foreign lands, or perhaps from the little island itself over the blue water?
The history of my going home, and returning with my family, forms a series of difficulties, an account of which would swell a volume, and being foreign to my purpose, I shall purposely omit them.
All his life long, he had been learning how to be wretched, as one learns a foreign tongue; and now, with the lesson thoroughly by heart, he could with difficulty comprehend his little airy happiness.
The new inhabitant -- who came himself from a foreign land, or whose father or grandfather came -- has little claim to be called a Salemite; he has no conception of the oyster -- like tenacity with which an old settler, over whom his third century is creeping, clings to the spot where his successive generations have been embedded.
In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts.
A foreign friend once pointed it out to me, in the skeleton of a foe he had slain, and with the vertebrae of which he was inlaying, in a sort of basso-relievo, the beaked prow of his canoe.
The master said that `if horses had been used to them, it might be dangerous in some cases to leave them off'; and John said he thought it would be a good thing if all colts were broken in without blinkers, as was the case in some foreign countries.