HyperDic: foreign

English > 4 senses of the word foreign:
ADJECTIVEallforeignof concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
allforeign, strangerelating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
allforeign, aliennot contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
allforeign, extraneousnot belonging to that in which it is contained
foreign > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'rahn; fao'rahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > foreign: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own).
Examples
  • "foreign trade"
  • "a foreign office"
Narrowerabroad, overseasIn a foreign country
external, international, outsideFrom or between other countries
See alsointernationalConcerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
OppositedomesticOf concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
Spanishexterior, extranjero
Catalanestranger, exterior
English > foreign: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrelating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world.
Examples
  • "foreign nations"
  • "a foreign accent"
  • "on business in a foreign city"
Synonymstrange
Attribute offoreignness, strangeness, curiousnessThe quality of being alien or not native
unfamiliarity, strangenessunusualness as a consequence of not being well known
Narroweradventivenot native and not fully established
alien, exoticBeing or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
established, naturalizedintroduced from another region and persisting without cultivation
foreign-born, nonnativeOf persons born in another area or country than that lived in
importedUsed of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source
nonnativeOf plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing
tramontaneBeing or coming from another country
unnaturalized, unnaturalisednot having acquired citizenship
See alsounfamiliarnot known or well known
OppositenativeCharacteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
Spanishextranjero, extraño, foráneo, forastero
Catalanestranger, estrangera, estrany, forà, foraster, forastera
English > foreign: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something.
Examples
  • "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"
  • "jealousy is foreign to her nature"
Synonymalien
Broaderextrinsicnot forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Spanishajeno, extrínseco
Catalanaliè, extrínsec
Nounsforeignnessthe quality of being alien or not native
English > foreign: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source.
Example "foreign particles in milk"
Synonymextraneous
Broaderadulterating, adulterantmaking impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials
Spanishajeno, extraño
Catalanestrany

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