foreigner


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for·eign·er

 (fôr′ə-nər, fŏr′-)
n.
1. One who is from a foreign country or place.
2. One who is from outside a particular group or community; an outsider.

foreigner

(ˈfɒrɪnə)
n
1. a person from a foreign country; alien
2. an outsider or interloper
3. something from a foreign country, such as a ship or product

for•eign•er

(ˈfɔr ə nər, ˈfɒr-)

n.
1. a person not native to the country or jurisdiction under consideration; alien.
2. a person from outside one's community.
[1375–1425]
syn: See stranger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreigner - a person who comes from a foreign countryforeigner - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
au pair - a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
deportee, exile - a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
gringo - a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
importee, import - an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"
metic - an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
2.foreigner - someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
stranger, unknown, alien - anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
transalpine - one living on or coming from the other side of the Alps from Italy

foreigner

noun alien, incomer, immigrant, non-native, stranger, newcomer, settler, outlander She was a foreigner and wouldn't understand.
Related words
like xenomania
fear xenophobia

foreigner

noun
A person coming from another country or into a new community:
Translations
أَجْنَبِيّشَخْص أجْنَبيشَخْص غَريب
cizinec
fremmedudlænding
ulkomaalainen
stranac
idegen
útlendingurókunnugur maîur
外国人
외국인
străin
tujec
utlänning
ชาวต่างชาติ
người nước ngoài

foreigner

[ˈfɒrɪnəʳ] Nextranjero/a m/f

foreigner

[ˈfɒrɪr] nétranger/ère m/fforeign exchange n
(= system) → change m
(= money) → devises fplforeign exchange market nmarché m des changesforeign exchange rate ncours m des devisesforeign investment ninvestissement m à l'étrangerForeign Legion n
the Foreign Legion → la Légion (étrangère)Foreign Office n (British)ministère m des Affaires étrangèresforeign policy npolitique f étrangèreForeign Secretary n (British)ministre mf des Affaires étrangèresforeign service n (US)service m diplomatique

foreigner

n (neg!)Ausländer(in) m(f)

foreigner

[ˈfɒrɪnəʳ] nstraniero/a

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.

foreigner

أَجْنَبِيّ cizinec fremmed Ausländer ξένος extranjero ulkomaalainen étranger stranac straniero 外国人 외국인 buitenlander utlending cudzoziemiec estrangeiro иностранец utlänning ชาวต่างชาติ yabancı người nước ngoài 外国人
References in classic literature ?
Each individual of the automatic community forthwith set to work, according to his or her proper vocation: the monkey, taking off his Highland bonnet, bowed and scraped to the by-standers most obsequiously, with ever an observant eye to pick up a stray cent; and the young foreigner himself, as he turned the crank of his machine, glanced upward to the arched window, expectant of a presence that would make his music the livelier and sweeter.
The solitary trampish-looking foreigner, with water-soaked clothing and haggard face and anxious eyes, was as much alone as he hurried past them, as much unheeded and as lost, as if he had been a thousand miles deep in a wilderness.
His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought.
Because you are a foreigner and ignorant, I will make your sentence light; if you were a native I would deal strenuously with you.
It was a proud occasion for the widow, and she promised herself high satisfaction in showing off her fine foreign birds before her neighbors and friends--simple folk who had hardly ever seen a foreigner of any kind, and never one of any distinction or style.
I was still looking at them, and also at intervals examining the teachers--none of whom precisely pleased me; for the stout one was a little coarse, the dark one not a little fierce, the foreigner harsh and grotesque, and Miss Miller, poor thing
You nasty foreigner, you ought to be ashamed of yourself
The lady in question, whose rooted conviction that she was more than a match for any foreigner, was not to be shaken by distress and, danger, appeared with folded arms, and observed in English to The Vengeance, whom her eyes first encountered, "Well, I am sure, Boldface
The foreigner came here poor, beggarly, cringing, and subservient, ready to doff his cap to the meanest native of the household.
I desired the secretary to present my humble duty to the emperor; and to let him know, "that I thought it would not become me, who was a foreigner, to interfere with parties; but I was ready, with the hazard of my life, to defend his person and state against all invaders.
They were not allowed to marry without the permission of the Postmaster General; and on no account might they dare to marry a mayor, a policeman, a cashier, or a foreigner, lest they betray the secrets of the switchboard.
But it is at least problematical, whether an unjust sentence against a foreigner, where the subject of controversy was wholly relative to the lex loci, would not, if unredressed, be an aggression upon his sovereign, as well as one which violated the stipulations of a treaty or the general law of nations.