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off·shore

 (ôf′shôr′, ŏf′-)
adj.
1. Moving or directed away from the shore: an offshore wind.
2.
a. Located at a distance from the shore: an offshore mooring; offshore oil-drilling platforms.
b. Located or based in a foreign country and not subject to tax laws: offshore bank accounts; offshore investments.
adv.
1. Away from the shore: The storm moved offshore.
2. At a distance from the shore: a boat moored offshore.
n.
The comparatively flat region of submerged land extending seaward from beyond the region where breakers form to the edge of the continental shelf.
tr.v. off·shored, off·shor·ing, off·shores
To outsource (production or services) to another country.

offshore

(ˌɒfˈʃɔː)
adj, adv
1. from, away from, or at some distance from the shore
2. NZ overseas; abroad
adj
3. sited or conducted at sea as opposed to on land: offshore industries.
4. (Economics) based or operating abroad in places where the tax system is more advantageous than that of the home country: offshore banking; offshore fund.

off•shore

(ˈɔfˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɒf-)

adv.
1. off or away from the shore.
2. at a distance from the shore, on or in a body of water.
3. in a foreign country.
adj.
4. moving or tending away from the shore toward or into a body of water: an offshore wind.
5. located or operating on or in a body of water, at some distance from the shore.
6. registered, located, conducted, or operated in a foreign country.
[1710–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.offshore - (of winds) coming from the land; "offshore winds"
inshore, onshore, shoreward, seaward - (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land; "an inshore breeze"; "an onshore gale"; "sheltered from seaward winds"
2.offshore - at some distance from the shore; "offshore oil reserves"; "an offshore island"
marine - relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
Adv.1.offshore - away from shore; away from land; "cruising three miles offshore"
onshore - on or toward the land; "they were living onshore"
Translations
آتِيَه من الشّاطِئبَعيدا عن الشّاطِئ
fralands-
côtierextraterritorialoffshore
parti1
aflands-, grunnsævis-aflandsvindur
offshore
v pobrežných vodách
kıyıdan denize doğrukıyıdan uzak

offshore

[ˌɒfˈʃɔːʳ]
A. ADJ
1. (= near the shore) [island] → cercano a la costa, del litoral; [waters] → de la costa, del litoral
offshore fishingpesca f de bajura
2. (= out at sea) [rig, platform, drilling] → off-shore adj inv, costa afuera; [well] → submarino
offshore oilpetróleo m de costa afuera
offshore oilfieldcampo m petrolífero submarino
3. (= from land) [breeze] → que sopla de la tierra, terral
4. (Fin) [account, fund] → en un paraíso fiscal/en paraísos fiscales, offshore inv (Tech)
he has an offshore accounttiene una cuenta en un paraíso fiscal, tiene una cuenta offshore (Tech)
people with offshore accountsla gente con cuentas en paraísos fiscales, la gente con cuentas offshore (Tech)
offshore bankingoperaciones fpl bancarias en paraísos fiscales
offshore investmentsinversiones fpl en paraísos fiscales
B. ADV
1. (= near the coast) [lie, anchor, fish] → cerca de la costa
they were just offshoreestaban en las inmediaciones de la costa
2. (= out at sea) [drill] → off-shore, costa afuera
3. (= away from the shore) the current carried him offshorela corriente lo alejaba de la costa or hacia el interior del mar
they were rescued 20 miles offshorelos rescataron a 20 millas de la costa
4. (Fin) [invest] → en un paraíso fiscal/en paraísos fiscales
people who invest offshorela gente que invierte en paraísos fiscales

offshore

[ˌɒfˈʃɔːr]
adj
[breeze] → de terre
[island] → proche du littoral
[fishing] → côtier/ière
[oil industry] → offshore inv
Britain's offshore oil industry → l'industrie pétrolière offshore de la Grande-Bretagne
offshore oilfield → gisement m pétrolier en mer, gisement m pétrolier offshore
adv [anchor] → au large
to be 5000 yards offshore → être à 5 kilomètres de la côte

offshore

:
offshore banking
n (Fin) → Offshorebankgeschäfte pl
offshore company
n (Fin) → Offshorefirma f
offshore fishery
offshore well
nOffshorebohrloch nt
offshore worker
nOffshorearbeiter(in) m(f)

offshore

[ˈɒfˈʃɔːʳ] adj (breeze) → di terra; (island) → vicino/a alla costa; (fishing) → costiero/a; (oil rig) → off-shore inv

off

(of) adverb
1. away (from a place, time etc). He walked off; She cut her hair off; The holidays are only a week off; She took off her coat.
2. not working; not giving power etc. The water's off; Switch off the light.
3. not at work. He's taking tomorrow off; He's off today.
4. completely. Finish off your work.
5. not as good as usual, or as it should be. His work has gone off recently
6. (of food) rotten. This milk has gone off – we can't drink it; (also adjective) That meat is certainly off.
7. out of a vehicle, train etc. The bus stopped and we got off.
8. cancelled. The marriage is off.
preposition
1. away from; down from. It fell off the table; a mile off the coast; He cut about five centimetres off my hair.
2. not wanting or allowed to have (food etc). The child is off his food.
3. out of (a vehicle, train etc). We got off the bus.
ˌoff-ˈchance noun
a slight chance. We waited, on the off-chance (that) he might come.
ˌoff-ˈcolour , (American) ˌoff-ˈcolor adjective
not very well. She's a bit off-colour this morning.
ˌoffˈhand adjective
acting or speaking so casually that one is being rude. offhand behaviour.
adverb
without thinking about something first. I can't tell you the answer offhand.
ˌoffˈhandedly adverb
ˌoffˈhandedness noun
ˌoffˈshore adjective
1. in or on the sea, not far from the coast. offshore oil-wells.
2. (of winds) blowing away from the coast, out to sea.
ˌoffˈside adverb
(in football, hockey etc) in a position (not allowed by the rules) between the ball and the opponents' goal. The referee disallowed the goal because one of the players was offside.
adjective
(of a vehicle etc) on the side nearest to the centre of the road. the front offside wheel.
ˌoff-ˈwhite adjective
not quite white, eg slightly yellow etc. an off-white dress.
badly, well off
poor, rich. The family was quite well off.
be off with you!
go away!.
in the offing
about to happen. He has a new job in the offing.
off and on / on and off
sometimes; occasionally. I see him off and on at the club.
the off season the period, at a hotel, holiday resort etc, when there are few visitors: It's very quiet here in the off season; adjective (etc)
off-season rates.
References in classic literature ?
But the wind was contrary, the sea bad; they tacked and kept offshore.
It seemed that the Wagambi warriors had ventured too far out in their frail craft, and when caught by a heavy tide and a high wind from offshore they had been driven out of sight of land.
The report Offshore Vessels and Cables Market - Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020 discusses the global offshore wind power market, including historical and forecast installed capacity, the market shares of offshore wind turbine manufacturers, and information on offshore project developers.
David Steward, the chairman of top-ranked BE 100s service company World Wide Technology, says he has kept ahead of the offshore groundswell by spending on proprietary wares that no competition can duplicate--at home or overseas.
His book Offshore: The Dark Side of the Global Economy takes us through the downfalls of Enron, Parmalat, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and any number of other unlucky--or simply predatory--entities, showing how each managed to find a friend in the Cayman Islands and the world of offshore finance along the way to ruin.
Business organizations are under pressure to show profitability, hence if work can be done more cheaply offshore without sacrificing quality, sourcing--especially offshore outsourcing--will remain fashionable.
Nevertheless, I believe that the upcoming consolidation of the India offshore BPO market will favor a handful of the largest IT service providers in India who are now building BPO resources.
In the book Global Pirates: Fraud in the Offshore Insurance Industry, author Robert Tillman details how technology helps "financial knaves and buccaneers" foist their scams on an unsuspecting public.
Individual members of Congress have also proposed a moratorium on companies moving offshore, to allow time to grapple with the question of reforming America's tax system.
The substantial growth of offshore outsourcing parallels the shifting role of IT, from a cost reduction tool to a value and effectiveness enabler.
Cyprus and Liechtenstein are both offshore secrecy havens.
Until March 1993, the data collected by the Federal Reserve covered only the assets and liabilities directly on the books of the branches and agencies of foreign banks located in the United States; transactions on the books of the offshore branches were not covered.